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    • Biollante21
    • By Biollante21 21st Jun 16, 5:08 PM
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    Walk 1000 miles
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    • 21st Jun 16, 5:08 PM
    Walk 1000 miles 21st Jun 16 at 5:08 PM
    Is anybody on here doing the Country Walking magazine walk 1000 miles in a year challenge
    Would be great to chat if there is
    I am up to 396 miles since Feb 14th and its been a fantastic way to lose weight and change shape and also to get back into 8 pairs of jeans i had living in the wardrobe
    Will get there!!
    Pay off Argos card by Xmas 2016 - 20/06/16 £1475.00 owed - 21/06/16 £1400.00 owed
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 18th Oct 16, 7:39 AM
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    That's the benefit of dogs, you aren't exercising, you are just out with the dogs. I do like to just go for a walk sometimes without them, but it soone starts to feel odd.

    IIRC, I read that walking is one of those exercises that people are more likely to maintain, it costs nothing but a half decent pair of shoes, it's something people of all levels of fitness can take up and improve on and it's surprisingly easy to slot it in to your day whilst actually doing something else, posting a letter, going to the shops, seeing a friend.

    For some reason Stephen Fry and walking popped into my head

    http://www.motleyhealth.com/celeb/stephen-frys-diet-and-exercise-regime

    Fry now walks everywhere, within reason. If he has an appointment and it is 5 miles away, he will walk it. And then walk back afterwards.

    New puppy on Friday........I forsee a lot of walks, she's going to be a bit bigger than the others when she grows up! ( That's how excited I am)
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 18th Oct 16, 4:01 PM
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    So frustrating, a friend commented that he jogs 5 miles a day and everyone says 'well done for keeping up with your training'
    I comment that I have been walking 5 miles a day and the only reply back was 'do you not get bored'
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    When I am out and about in my village doing my three miles in 50 minutes I often come across runners dressed in their designer sportswear, sprinting past me. I'm sure they must think I am just playing at exercising.

    The people who think there is no point in walking are those that can't be bothered to get off their backside.

    Bye the way I'm up to 842 miles now.
    Ilona
    Originally posted by Ilona
    I both run and walk. Although mainly my walking is in the lake district, peak district or yorkshire dales. I can't seem to make myself walk locally so just go out for a run.

    I say ignore what people think and just keep walking.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 22nd Oct 16, 4:36 PM
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    36 miles this week
    That's me up to 485.6 for the year since June when I started this challenge
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 1000 miles in a year challenge - 694.7
    This week - 44.5
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 29th Oct 16, 4:47 PM
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    Only just made 30 miles this week but that was enough to get me over 500, not bad considering I never started keeping a record until late in June
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 1000 miles in a year challenge - 694.7
    This week - 44.5
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 30th Oct 16, 3:03 PM
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    Checking in. I was away last week in the Lakes, did 36 miles, taking my total to 883. Not much more to do.
    ilona
    I love skip diving
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 1st Nov 16, 9:06 AM
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    Just as an aside, my tracker tells me that I have now accended the equivelant of Mount Everest
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 1000 miles in a year challenge - 694.7
    This week - 44.5
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Nov 16, 10:21 AM
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    Just as an aside, my tracker tells me that I have now accended the equivelant of Mount Everest
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I'm sure mine flashed up something about a million steps the other day but I could have imagined it ... not sure how to bring up that information now as it is not primarily designed to track stuff like that.

    I can see some stats for my running / hiking that I have specifically tracked using the GPS.
    It doesn't include steps (distance travelled) / height gain etc from just everyday walking etc.

    2016 to date:
    Distance: 1,150.87 mi
    Time: 216:14:09 h:m:s
    Elevation Gain: 32,827 m
    Avg Speed: 5.3 mph
    Avg HR: 147 bpm

    Edit: If anyone knows how to get garmin connect to tell me the total number of steps covered when the device is just being worn and not actually tracking a specific activity then I may be able to figure something more out.

    Edit2: Apparently between August, Sept, Oct I have done 1,006,174 steps that are not included in the stats above, which apparently is around 500 miles. Sadly I can't go back for the rest of the year.
    Last edited by indesisiv; 01-11-2016 at 10:28 AM.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 3rd Nov 16, 10:26 AM
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    Only just made 30 miles this week but that was enough to get me over 500, not bad considering I never started keeping a record until late in June
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    That's excellent. I see you are at the top of Everest, is the view nice

    Years back when I started always wearing a pedometer as part of the interactive walking site, there was a guy there who set himself the target and achieved it, of a million steps in a month, which works out arund 32-33,000 a day. Pretty impressive given that he wasn't an exerciser before getting the pedometer.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 3rd Nov 16, 10:58 AM
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    That's excellent. I see you are at the top of Everest, is the view nice

    Years back when I started always wearing a pedometer as part of the interactive walking site, there was a guy there who set himself the target and achieved it, of a million steps in a month, which works out arund 32-33,000 a day. Pretty impressive given that he wasn't an exerciser before getting the pedometer.
    Originally posted by bugslet
    That's a hell of a lot of steps to do in a month!!!
    I'd guess you are talking 10 miles a day or so.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 3rd Nov 16, 2:00 PM
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    That's a hell of a lot of steps to do in a month!!!
    I'd guess you are talking 10 miles a day or so.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Admittedly I have short legs and a short stride to boot, but broadly speaking 3.5 miles is around 7000 steps for me, so for me it would be around 15 miles ish.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 5th Nov 16, 4:48 PM
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    39.2 miles this week taking me to 554.9 total so far.

    Next week might be a bit more difficult to hit my target as I will not be on any organised walks but I will get out on my own and see how I get on
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 1000 miles in a year challenge - 694.7
    This week - 44.5
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 24th Nov 16, 8:13 PM
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    I have been using Google Fit on my phone to measure my steps (it does miles as well) for over two years.
    At the end of 2015 I totalled up my monthly figures to get the years total and worked out the daily average. This I put in to the app as my daily target for 2016. (A great incentive)
    As I get closer to the end of this year I am looking forward to the New HIGHER average that I have achieved that will become my new target for 2017.
    Last edited by gfplux; 24-11-2016 at 8:15 PM.
    I voted to remain. Now I look forward to the end of March 2017 when some of the uncertainty will disappear IF/PERHAPS/MAYBE article 50 is triggered.
    • adom_thomas
    • By adom_thomas 28th Nov 16, 5:28 AM
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    I walk about 3 miles everyday, it means 3600 miles in a year!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 28th Nov 16, 7:41 AM
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    I walk about 3 miles everyday, it means 3600 miles in a year!
    Originally posted by adom_thomas
    By my reckoning 3 miles for 365 days is 1095 miles per year ... not 3600.
    3600 would be nearly 10 miles a day.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 28th Nov 16, 10:06 PM
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    Update. I am on 948 now, so not far to go. I have a walking day planned in Yorkshire, and a three day walk in Derbyshire. I won't be far off the total when I have done these.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 28th Nov 16, 11:08 PM
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    Havent posted on this thread in a while. Thinking of starting in the new year - what do you all use to track what you have done? Looked at fitbit thingys but they are a bit out of my price range. There is an equivilant on Amazon for around £15 ....... would it be worth a try - reviews are ok.
    https://goo.gl/cg2uqi
    • gfplux
    • By gfplux 29th Nov 16, 8:47 AM
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    In my opinion any devise is better than none. Remember you are comparing your performance with YOU. So even if a cheap or expensive system is wrong it is normally consistently wrong.
    Simple example.
    If you device says you walked 1200 steps yesterday and today 1300 it means you did MORE steps today than yesterday. Simples.

    I use a smart phone a Huawei P9light loaded with the app Google fit that measures steps, calories and distance.
    I voted to remain. Now I look forward to the end of March 2017 when some of the uncertainty will disappear IF/PERHAPS/MAYBE article 50 is triggered.
    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 29th Nov 16, 8:50 AM
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    In my opinion any devise is better than none. Remember you are comparing your performance with YOU. So even if a cheap or expensive system is wrong it is normally consistently wrong.
    Simple example.
    If you device says you walked 1200 steps yesterday and today 1300 it means you did MORE steps today than yesterday. Simples.

    I use a smart phone a Huawei P9light loaded with the app Google fit that measures steps, calories and distance.
    Originally posted by gfplux
    Maybe I could get that app on my iPhone - though it would then need to stay in my pocket which maybe isn't feasible.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 29th Nov 16, 9:33 AM
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    Havent posted on this thread in a while. Thinking of starting in the new year - what do you all use to track what you have done? Looked at fitbit thingys but they are a bit out of my price range. There is an equivilant on Amazon for around £15 ....... would it be worth a try - reviews are ok.
    https://goo.gl/cg2uqi
    Originally posted by BOBS
    I say for £15 go for it and see how it goes. Anything that gets you moving has to be a good thing.

    I use my Garmin Fenix 3 to track steps, although I don't look at them particularly and they are not converted to distance when I look at stats. So its largely academic for me. I certainly wouldn't recommend my watch as a step tracker as that is not what it is designed for.
    I know if I don't go for a run then I don't hit 10,000 steps a day as I work in an office and don't move around much.

    I use my watch to track my running, hence my distance stats are a bit odd.
    So far this year for my running:
    Count: 241 Activities
    Distance: 1,281.53 mi
    Time: 235:12:41 h:m:s
    Elevation Gain: 34,652 m
    Avg Speed: 5.5 mph
    Avg HR: 146 bpm

    I have also managed 1,322,352 steps since August.

    Roll on next year when I up my mileage for marathon training.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 30th Nov 16, 7:40 AM
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    Havent posted on this thread in a while. Thinking of starting in the new year - what do you all use to track what you have done? Looked at fitbit thingys but they are a bit out of my price range. There is an equivilant on Amazon for around £15 ....... would it be worth a try - reviews are ok.
    https://goo.gl/cg2uqi
    Originally posted by BOBS
    Personally I don't like carrying a phone with me all the time, so the apps don't work for me and I'm not a fan of wearing something round my wrist.

    I use one of these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Omron-HJ325-Alvita-Ultimate-Pedometer/dp/B00J3ZLKC0/ref=sr_1_4?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1480491233&sr=1-4&keywords=omron+walking+style

    Bit more expensive and doesn't do all the other stuff of heartrate and what not, but I'm happy with it counting steps, calories used and distance.

    Most of all it's small, smaller than the palm of my hand, and fits neatly into my jeans pocket ( and works tucked in my bra). I've worn a pedometer more or less continuously since 2008 and on my fourth one.

    Omron are probably the best if you want just a pedometer, cheaper ones have not cut the mustard|!

    Working on 6 miles a day and I'm being conservative, I have my annual mileage down at 2190 p.a.
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