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daniel22

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #15 on: 22:13:29, 29/06/20 »
Thanks for the welcomes and advice everyone! Very friendly place!

I already have blisters from just the 3 miles haha I think my walking boots are trash. My heel lifts up in them and the back chafes.

To prevent chafing in my thighs i will literally try anything. Id bathe in a tub of vaseline if it helped!

Aye the mental side will be tough. My friend Iím walking with is great company, we have a good laugh. Hopefully that will see us through the tougher times!

richardh1905

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #16 on: 22:36:03, 29/06/20 »
Good to do the challenge with someone - you can encourage each other when one of you hits a bit of a wall.
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Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #17 on: 22:55:24, 29/06/20 »
If your heel is lifting, you might get some benefit from searching online of heel lock lacing techniques. If it works for you, it will be cheaper than a new pair of boots.

daniel22

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #18 on: 07:28:59, 30/06/20 »
Thank you, I have never heard of heel lock lacing! It'll come in very handy!

daniel22

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #19 on: 20:23:02, 01/08/20 »
I donít know if anyone who has posted here will see this but just thought Iíd check in and say hi. Still plodding along and racking up miles :) nearly a stone lighter which is nice - only about 6 more to go haha!

Dodgylegs

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« Reply #20 on: 20:39:40, 01/08/20 »
I was wondering how you were getting on.


Nearing those '30 milers' yet?

daniel22

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« Reply #21 on: 21:21:54, 01/08/20 »
Not quite 30 milers lol. After spending a lot of time walking I think maybe I was being a bit ambitious wanting to do Lyke Wake in 4 weeks time. Listening to my body, i think it would screw up my knees or feet lol. So iíll hold off on it for a little longer and build the miles up.


Got the easy 4 day mont blanc trip next year, need to be prepared for that too!


Found a lost dog walking in the woods today and got her back to her owner. I wish i could keep her lol

Dodgylegs

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« Reply #22 on: 21:34:45, 01/08/20 »
Haha 30 miles doesn't sound far until you try to walk it! I find 16 miles is about my limit, then I've only been out walking for five years!


I'm just a bit North from you, decided to walk Weardale Way, by day walks, which helped me improve my distances and navigation! Loved it!!


Where I you doing your walking?

daniel22

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #23 on: 21:40:42, 01/08/20 »
Mostly either really local or up to Osmotherley and up the moors. Osmotherley is usually good for a decent 11 miles. Im really bad on inclines :(

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« Reply #24 on: 22:30:31, 01/08/20 »
Greetings from North Cheshire.


For the Chafing on your thighs .
Try wearing football shorts under your walking trousers .
Or  Lycra shorts . ;)
Also on your days off from walking ,try gentle cycling to build up your quadriceps thigh muscles .
This will toughen up your legs for hills and distance . :)
As well as all the walks you are already doing building up the calf muscles . O0


daniel22

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #25 on: 22:48:46, 01/08/20 »
Hi zizag
Chafing is a thing of the past. Got some great boxers, completely negate the problem! Yeah I cycle quite a bit already, an do spin classes5 times a week.

My biggest annoyance is being out of breath on inclines. So annoying lol

Zizag

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« Reply #26 on: 23:10:27, 01/08/20 »
Glad you sorted out the chafing ::) ,


Don't worry to much about been out of breath on the Inclines .
Lots of Cyclists struggle on the flat Lol ;D ,


If you want to get better with your breathing on the Inclines ,
You Just have to persevere .
( Try deep breathing exercises) build up your lung power
treat it as a challenge .
Keep trying .
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