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altirando

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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #15 on: 00:25:58, 02/01/17 »
When I was a keen cyclist many years ago Cycling magazine used to print a mileage chart as part of the cover of the first issue of each years.  Might still have some buried at the back of a cupboard.  Slightly bemused to think I usually topped the10,000 miles mark every year.  Really do not think of miles now just the pleasure which can not be measured in that way.  And how do you compare the miles along local trails with those over the mountains?

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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #16 on: 20:39:01, 16/01/17 »
Just resurrecting this topic .... I'm off the starting blocks and have done 18 miles already  :)   
 
I've decided I'm aiming for one mile per day .... which could equate to one mile per day or sit and do nowt all week and then 7 miles on a weekend.  Either option is achievable for me so I'm happy with that  :)
 
... And yes, I know one mile per day is going to add up to more than the 250 miles I've signed up for  ;D
 
Altirando, you are right, you can't compare miles over local trails with those over mountains.  This little challenge isn't about comparing miles, it's the incentive to get me out and actually DO some miles - I'll appreciate every one of them, be they short local mooches or tougher, longer days out in the hills.
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #17 on: 18:30:43, 22/01/17 »
Up to 28.5 miles now  :) 
 
 
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #18 on: 18:33:57, 22/01/17 »
Up to 28.5 miles now  :)

Good girl, I still say you should have gone for the 500 miles  O0
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #19 on: 19:01:24, 22/01/17 »
Mebby  :-\   I'm still not having the motivation to get out onto hills though.  This mileage is purely from short, local, out-of-the-door walks of around 1 to 2 miles each (so in that respect it's pretty good going  :) )
 
I need to get some ascents back into my legs or else Moel Eilio is gonna kill me  ;D
 
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #20 on: 20:09:20, 18/09/17 »
Just resurrecting this topic again.


I've only got 12.5 miles to go to reach my Viewranger 250 mile challenge goal  :)   Then after that I'll be aiming to carry on for my own home-made challenge of 365 miles in 365 days by the end of the year  :)
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #21 on: 21:55:27, 18/09/17 »
Great stuff Mel    :)    Go it!

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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #22 on: 23:27:00, 18/09/17 »
This subject came up during our lunch stop at Fur Tor yesterday.

The theme for the walk was Operation Market Garden, it being the 17th of September.

I mentioned that I had stopped chasing the 1000 miles a year target, I had set myself, having injured my groin doing so  and was now focusing on one or two decent walks per week, rather than the 3 miles every day, mainly on hard pavement, plus one on Sunday regime, that chasing the miles had created.

Another member of our group mentioned that she had totted up around 2500 miles in the past 12 months, but being retired she had more time, as a way of trying to make me feel better. LoL

We then started talking about Arnhem and Operation Market Garden and our walk leader, asked if any of the group was alive in 1944.  Turns out there was just one of the group around back ithen.  Yes you guest it.  She walks 2500 miles a year and has my total respect.  O0


 
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #23 on: 18:48:20, 19/09/17 »
If only I had the time to clock up 3,000 miles ;D   Roll on retirement  :-X   I think that's why I've shied away from the 1,000 mile challenges.... the focus would turn from just getting out and enjoying a mile or two a night with a longer one at the weekend if I feel like it (or don't have other commitments) to Must. Go. For. A. Walk. Every. Day. Come. Rain. Or. Shine. Or. Else. I'll. Fail.  Having that pressure on myself would take the pleasure out of the pastime for me I think.



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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #24 on: 22:17:21, 20/09/17 »
Well done, Mel. I'm attempting the 250 mile Viewranger challenge and I still have 25 miles to go.  Should manage to complete it this year although I failed last year  :-[ .  But how do these (elderly) superwalkers manage 2500 miles  :o  . I'm chastened! (but a realist).
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #25 on: 18:15:30, 21/09/17 »
I reckon they've got a bit more time to get out and about John Walker  :-\   Good luck with those last 25 miles - you'll easy do that by the end of the year  O0
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #26 on: 18:16:41, 21/09/17 »
Great stuff Mel    :)    Go it!


Sorry Dovegirl, I never saw this before  :-[   Thank you, and I shall  :D
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #27 on: 22:44:51, 17/10/17 »
Another resurrection .... I've done it  :D   :D   :D   Two Hundred and Fifty Miles .... bagged  O0


... Now to complete my 365 miles personal goal by the end of the year  :)
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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #28 on: 23:18:59, 17/10/17 »
Well done Mel    :)

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Re: Viewranger's 2017 Walking Challenge
« Reply #29 on: 19:57:54, 18/10/17 »
Fine achievement Mel.  O0