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THEMrsB

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Nikki is New
« on: 15:56:40, 14/03/19 »
Hi Walking Forum,


I'm just starting out with this walking lark.  It's always been my favourite fitness kick by far.  Really this renewed enthusiasm has been instigated by the need to raise some money for a very personal family cause next year.  At the age of 48 I had my head shaved for it and raised £4.5k!! Two years on and a friend (also Nikki, & also in her 50's) and I have decided to walk Hadrian's Wall next May (I'll put a thread in the charity page all about it nearer the time). 
 
At the moment we are just enjoying doing 2-3 walks a week, anything from 3-8 miles usually and intend to stick to that for the rest of this year - although we already feel we could do more.  In 2020 we will start to stretch the distance out and do back-to-back walks.  I'm looking through the forum for links to blogs of Hadrian's Wall walks and also pick up any tips on long/med term training plans for such a walk.  We have a motor home which our hubbies will be driving for 30 mins each day and we'll meet up at the end of each walking day. 


Looking forward to reading about the walks undertaken by others and picking up helpful info - it's a bit of a learning curve!


Nikki




Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Nikki is New
« Reply #1 on: 20:08:22, 14/03/19 »
Welcome Nikki from Aberdeenshire

gunwharfman

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Re: Nikki is New
« Reply #2 on: 21:02:08, 14/03/19 »
welcome from Portsmouth. I'll be walking from Carlisle to nearly Housestead Fort in April, then heading north on Pennine way.

richardh1905

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Re: Nikki is New
« Reply #3 on: 20:55:54, 16/03/19 »
Hi Nikki, Welcome from Orkney.

zuludog

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Re: Nikki is New
« Reply #4 on: 10:04:45, 20/03/19 »
Hello Nikki, and Welcome! Here are some comments for you -

Training? IMO the best training for waling is ......walking

If you can manage 3 to 8 miles OK, think about gradually increasing your distance; say up to 15 miles by the end of October, Summertime

Search YouTube for Hadrians Wall Walk, there are loads of videos

THEMrsB

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Re: Nikki is New
« Reply #5 on: 20:36:31, 20/03/19 »
Thanks Zuludog,


We are planning to start stretching the distance out towards the end of this year and back to back walking days too.  ATM we plan our 2 or 3 walks each week and do them regardless of weather. Some walks are only 2-3 miles but that's because we have a small group of walking buddies and we try to be as inclusive as possible at this stage and that's their limit so far - we also work a longer walk in, just the two of us once a week. 


We Nordic Walk too which is great fun and has definitely improved my posture etc..

jontea

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Re: Nikki is New
« Reply #6 on: 08:19:14, 24/03/19 »
Welcome to the forum Nikki, from me in Cheshire.


Good luck with your training and fundraising, hope the forum helps. O0 
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