Author Topic: Walking Speed an Indicator of Health?  (Read 1730 times)

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: Walking Speed an Indicator of Health?
« Reply #15 on: 11:15:10, 14/10/19 »
I wonder how fast Eliud Kipchoge walks.... :o incredible........
I enjoy being back home after a great walk in a desolate place, at times nervous, thinking maybe I`m pushing it here, but then so glad I did ! :)

Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: Walking Speed an Indicator of Health?
« Reply #16 on: 13:04:19, 14/10/19 »
I wonder how fast Eliud Kipchoge walks.... :o incredible........
After his 2 hour marathon distance run, he probably canít walk.

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Re: Walking Speed an Indicator of Health?
« Reply #17 on: 14:14:59, 14/10/19 »
Doesn't strike me as being overly accurate, I tend to up my pace during the "rat race" around Leeds, happy to slow it when I head home from work as I'm not really in that rush.

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Walking Speed an Indicator of Health?
« Reply #18 on: 12:50:05, 01/11/19 »
Out of interest, for those who did watch the mixed 50k walking race in The world Championships, the winner averaged 6min 21sec for the entire distance.
Ive seen a few race walking events in the past, they were held around the Wentloog Flats outside Newport, and it was remarkable to see how quickly they could race walk.

The really fast ones, at the front, could walk at around 6minute mile pace, and maintain that pace for up to marathon distance.

It just puts the human body, and what's its capable of, into perspective.

tonyk

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Re: Walking Speed an Indicator of Health?
« Reply #19 on: 11:02:50, 04/11/19 »


The really fast ones, at the front, could walk at around 6minute mile pace, and maintain that pace for up to marathon distance.

It just puts the human body, and what's its capable of, into perspective.
I used to be a race walker and the best I could manage was around 58 minutes for 10k.Whilst the top guys are very impressive it is contrived movement that takes at least six months to learn.To become fluid in movement takes a few years and its a stage that I never got to.It shows how the human body can adapt to even the most absurd form of movement and eventually make it look natural.