Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Sooooo close

Posted on July 16th, 2008 by by Matt

I’m coming to the realization that the walk is just around the corner, mainly because IT IS just around the corner!  We’ve spent months training and talking about this walk in general conversations but now that I’m packing my odds ‘n’ ends, I’m trying to fill in the gaps…  What will I REALLY need on the walk?  Will […]

Jo Forced to Quit Team in Wii Fit Disaster!

Posted on July 4th, 2008 by by Paul

We’ve lost another team member to a comedy accident – Jo was so eager to place an order for the rare Wii-Fit game that she fell down the stairs did herself a mischief. Enough irony there for an Eiffely Towery As she’s unable to train and unlikely to heal in time for the walk, she […]

30 miles of training on the South Downs!

Posted on June 30th, 2008 by by Paul

On Sunday myself and Pete walked the stage of the Trailwalker course we’ll be walking at night, from checkpoint 5 to 8 and back again. This was the first time we’d seen the course, and was our furthest training walk yet! We started at 9am on a gloriously sunny day at checkpoint 5, which which […]

Solo training disaster

Posted on June 24th, 2008 by by Paul

Been a while since I wrote an update… Last week I bought myself some alternative lightweight walking shoes, figuring I might wear them for the first half of the walk and switch to boots as night falls. Wanting to give them a good try out we drove out to Clophill about 15 miles away. We […]

The Miracle of Zinc Oxide Tape

Posted on May 29th, 2008 by by Paul

We had another team walk recently, albeit at a slower pace due to frequent geocaching stops! 15 miles in, oh, 10 hours or so. Still, good for general on-our-feet endurance. Talking of feet, I came away without a hint of blisters due to taping the usual areas with zinc oxide tape! Huzzah! Oxfam let us […]

Team at full strength!

Posted on May 8th, 2008 by by Paul

Following the disappointment of losing Andy to injury, we’re now back up and running with fellow geocacher Matt! Even better, his girlfriend Alex is going to train as a backup and will walk with us on the day. They are both super fit and should have no problem limbering up in the two months we […]

Disaster Strikes – Man Down!

Posted on April 28th, 2008 by by Paul

Andy has pulled out of the team on medical advice due to a troublesome Achilles injury. As we don’t have a standby teammate we’re in panic mode now…hopefully we’ve have found someone by the end of the week!

Team walk #5 – Confidence is high!

Posted on April 21st, 2008 by by Paul

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 […]

Preparation Session in London

Posted on March 29th, 2008 by by Paul

I attended an Oxfam preparation session on Thursday night in London. It was generally useful, but by far the best element was a presentation by one of last years walkers, who brought it home how hard the walk was and how important packing in lots of training was. There seemed to be a few nervous […]

Easy Easter Break

Posted on March 25th, 2008 by by Paul

Took it easy over Easter, did a short 5 mile walk with the dog to keep my hand in. Will be attending the Trailwalker orientation session in London on Thursday also, hopefully will not learn of too many horrors there. I’ve added a “blogroll” over there on the right hand sidebar, this links to other […]