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Kmo86

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Best way to train to walk 3 Yorkshire peaks.
« on: 18:03:22, 07/08/19 »
Over the last few years Iíve been wanting to walk to 3 Yorkshire peaks. I attend a brain injury group and the man who set the group up has walked them 3 times once a year from 2017. He made the mistake of saying I wouldnít manage them.


Basically from 2017 thereís been talk of a few of us at the group doing the peaks but things have happened to stop that staff members leaving new ones not so keen on idea. I think the big reason that the man went off the idea is we had 2 hill walks last year a 5 mile one and 10 mile one and 2 people took ill and had to go back on 5 mile 2 others struggled. On 10 mile one after finding the 5 mile easy I struggled even having to sit down just 2 mile in on the 10 mile. It was constant steep uphill which I hadnít expected and wasnít used to. After that we were going to do another 10 mile but with new staff itís been decided against.


Iím not one to give in easily so I have now decided Iím going to join the man next time he does the Yorkshire peaks next year. Up to now it sounds like as long as I train and show I can manage easier targets and convince staff I could manage them it seems it would be ok for me to join them. At the minute the man does not believe at all that I will do enough training and has got one of other members of staff to discuss it with me so win win he doesnít have to keep hearing about it but thereís chance of me doing the Yorkshire peaks with him.


So Iíve been practicing at a place near me with hills and steps. There are tough areas but only short tough areas so Iím aiming to get 3 mile in an hour which is normal walking speed on flat for me. Iím also running uphills in street as walking is easy. Also been told of a place near me with a lot of steps to climb to practice. Is there anything else I could do to help me complete the Yorkshire peaks?

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Re: Best way to train to walk 3 Yorkshire peaks.
« Reply #1 on: 19:11:47, 07/08/19 »
Hello. Good to have a goal like that.


Is it a general fitness concern, or is there something specific that made him say no, perhaps related to your injury?
Until I know more, I can't give any targeted advice.


However, walking (and running if you want) is the best general training for walking. Aim to gradually increase your walking time to 7hrs a day. Start with simple things like not sitting down if you can avoid it. Even standing still instead of sitting will help prepare you for a day's hard walking.
You can add things like wall sits, standing on tip-toes, heel raises or step ups while watching TV.


The steps area sounds good. If it is short then just keep going up and down fighting the boredom. Assuming 60 steps up the hill, start with running (or the fastest you can walk) 5 and walking (gentle speed) 15. Do the same coming down, limiting the fast paces to whatever is safe. Repeat for as long as you can stand it.
Once that becomes 'easy' to sustain for half an hour, shift to 10/10. Then 15/5 if you really want to push.
Then take it back to 5/15 and add a rucksack with about 5kg. Work your way through the intervals, then go to 10kg, etc.
If you can do 15/5 splits with 20kg for half an hour, you're fitter than most people who ascend those hills.
Walking routes visiting ancient sites in Britain's uplands: http://www.archaeoroutes.co.uk

Kmo86

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Re: Best way to train to walk 3 Yorkshire peaks.
« Reply #2 on: 22:44:25, 07/08/19 »
Yea it was my general fitness that made him say no more. My balance didnít help either but mainly my fitness. I have done a few minutes just doing steps up a step and down but I get bored before it becomes harder to do. Will try the run 5 steps walk 15 and see how many I can run in one go. I think if I actually do find it challenging I will keep at it I just get bored if I find it easy too long as itís not really going to help with Yorkshire peaks anything I find easy. I donít think the distance will be a problem, yea my legs will ache but that wonít stop me. So I am focusing more on hills and steps than distance of course Iím going to increase time I spend walking hills and steps but not doing any long flat walks as Iím used to long flat walks.

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Re: Best way to train to walk 3 Yorkshire peaks.
« Reply #3 on: 09:55:06, 08/08/19 »
Keep in mind that the 3 Peaks is a 25 mile walk. General stamina is very important. You will be walking all day for between 12 and 16 hours probably. The hills themselves are not that difficult on their own, you'll see families with kids walking up them, but the overall challenge requires a lot of fitness. Do some long day walks, building up until you can manage a 15 mile easily and a 20 with effort. Pick the right walks and it will never get boring. Along with your hill training and your obvious determination you should be fine but listen to the person you're walking with. If he has genuine concerns about your fitness, well being and safety he has the experience and is looking out for you.

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Re: Best way to train to walk 3 Yorkshire peaks.
« Reply #4 on: 10:35:17, 08/08/19 »
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Over the last few years Iíve been wanting to walk to 3 Yorkshire peaks. I attend a brain injury group and the man who set the group up has walked them 3 times once a year from 2017. He made the mistake of saying I wouldnít manage them.
You have posted on this topic several times in the past.Perhaps it is time to leave the group and get advice from a doctor as to whether you are medically fit or not to attempt this walk and the required training.Lack of balance could be a serious problem on the ascent of Penyghent but with the right companions I am sure these difficulties could be overcome.Try joining another group that specialises in taking people with disabilities into the hills.

 
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I have done a few minutes just doing steps up a step and down but I get bored before it becomes harder to do.
Training can be boring at times but you have to do it.When it starts to hurt and gets boring put more effort and intensity into the task and that will make it more enjoyable.