Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Team Walk #4 – 14 miles of mud

Posted on March 17th, 2008 by by Paul

Well, not exactly a team walk, as Peter and Jo didn’t make it. Weather was pretty rotten but it was a good chance to check we could cope with rain and gales! Andy picked a 15 mile route taking in hills around Butterfield and Barton-le-Clay on the outskirts of Luton. Here I am at the […]

Sheep Rescue Service

Posted on March 1st, 2008 by by Paul

No team walk this week as I’m up in Yorkshire. I took Deefer the Dog for a walk in the hills around Dovestone reservoir, it was great to be back in some proper hills! We came across a sheep which had fallen into one of the deep drainage channels leading to the reservoir. I called […]

Team Walk #3 – 20 miles!

Posted on February 25th, 2008 by by Paul

So far our training walks have never been further than 13 miles, but yesterday we pushed it a bit and went for 20 miles (32km) – almost one-third of the trailwalker distance. The last few miles were hard, I think we all had blisters of some sort (damn you “1000 mile socks”!). The thought of […]

It’s all about the socks…

Posted on February 23rd, 2008 by by Paul

Got a few blisters on last weeks walk, mainly due to poor choice of socks. For tomorrow’s 18 mile training walk I am prepared, having discovered the wonder of 1000-Mile Socks! These babies have an inner sock which moves with your foot and a thicker outer which moves with your shoes. The result is blister […]

Team walk #2 picks up the pace

Posted on February 3rd, 2008 by by Paul

Today we completed about 21km around the Ridgeway and Ashridge as a complete team for the first time. This was also the first training walk to feature some hills too. To add to the realism, we had a 10km checkpoint marked off to see what our speed was like over hilly terrain. The result? 2hrs […]

First team walk, take two

Posted on January 27th, 2008 by by Paul

As Peter and Jo couldn’t join the planned first walk, I accompanied them on a 12 mile walk this weekend. Peter’s knee held out just fine, and Jo was a storming pacemaker! After the Alyesbury walk two weeks ago it took me 2 days to feel fully recovered, but I really wasn’t too bad the […]

First 13 mile team walk

Posted on January 17th, 2008 by by Paul

We did our first team walk at the weekend. The bad news was Peter and Jo couldn’t make it due to knee injury, but the good news was that despite wet and muddy conditions we didn’t do too badly, covering 13 miles in 6.5 hours. As we were geocaching along the route our moving average […]