The official training plan for the Moon Walk London this year starts on February 22nd, so as I have started a little prior to this date, I have decided to condense my training diaries to two weekly updates so I don’t bore everyone with the same progress each week.
There is a pattern emerging to my walks and other strength training over the last couple of weeks and it’s becoming clear which days are more suitable for longer distances and which days I would struggle to fit things in.
Week three I walked three miles on the Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning and Friday morning with a six and a half mile walk on the Sunday morning. In between I did two fitness classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Week four I settled into a fitness class on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening, with a walk on Wednesday evening (4.5 miles), a 3 mile walk on Thursday morning, a 3 mile walk on Friday evening and then an 8 mile walk today.
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Sunday mornings seem to work nicely for the long walks. Last weekend I timed it right to walk my six and half miles to get home in time for a roast dinner cooked by Hubby which was a nice bonus. Today’s eight miles took a little longer and then we were out to see family so no roast dinner today, but we had a cheeky Toby Carvery last night so all isn’t lost.
I have found that walking the longer distances, especially today when it was sunny but still very cold outside that my thighs and legs were sore which I think was slightly due to the cold. My face was freezing but the rest of me was really warm.
My feet are faring better than I thought they would, and I’m still alternating the trainers that I wear depending on where I’m walking to. My feet were very sore at the end of my eight miles today though so I need to start thinking about how I can be kind to them in-between otherwise I’m a little worried I’ll suffer as the distances get longer.
I was really chuffed with my Fitbit stats after todays walk and despite not being very active for the rest of the day I have still racked up over 20,000 steps today. I am not thinking about how many steps it may mean on the night!
I am aiming to increase the distance to nine and a half miles next weekend and then potentially ten and a half or eleven miles the following weekend when I’ll update again. Eight miles today is almost a third of the total distance which is really good to have achieved at this point in training, but remember I’ve started early because of our Disney holiday.
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