Team walk #5 – Confidence is high!

On Sunday we repeated the 20 mile circuit we did for walk #3 as a full team. First time around, we all had some degree of injury, with Jo limping home with a blister the size of a space hopper.

This time we all fared much better – we romped home averaging 5km/hr with no real injuries at all! Jo was able to jog and jump up and down at the end!

We divided the route into 4 checkpoints of typical trailwalker length too, and had no stops between these checkpoints.  At the second checkpoint, I changed walking socks which seemed to be the perfect antidote to blisters – not a single one by the end!

Each of us found the going much easier than previous training walks and we’re starting to feel like we’re getting somewhere – next training walk will be on the night section of the South Downs hopefully….. onwards and upwards!

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» Matt Ketterling said: { Apr 29, 2008 - 02:04:52 }

oh, about the sock thing, screw socks, tape your blister-prone areas with cloth tape. Cloth-based tape sticks to skin well and will last the entire journey. If you guys want to try it I’ll bring some this weekend.