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    • Jonbvn
    • By Jonbvn 22nd Dec 16, 8:29 AM
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    Walk 2000 miles in 2017
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    • 22nd Dec 16, 8:29 AM
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 22nd Dec 16 at 8:29 AM
    Myself and bugslet have decided to target walking 2000 miles in 2017.

    Although a big target, I think it is achievable with consistent effort.

    Anyone who wants to join us, feel free to post on this thread. Also feel free to post updates on your progress.

    Good luck and stride on!
    Last edited by Jonbvn; 23-12-2016 at 5:09 AM.
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 20th Mar 17, 8:29 AM
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    Not tallied mine up from last week. 06.00 starts, out in the evening with customers, literally no chance to walk. And today it is bucketing down
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 20th Mar 17, 11:29 AM
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    I am ahead against my 1000 mile plan but not far enough ahead to be on plan for 1500 yet. I am hopeful that I can get a few more jogs in as that boosts the count - the dog walking has to happen whether I jog or not.
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 20th Mar 17, 1:00 PM
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    Just about managed a 36.8 week.


    Taken 2 miles of my buffer but I thought I was going to take a decent chunk of out it! Ended up working very late Tuesday evening which meant that nights, and the following mornings walk was lost, didn't go as far on Friday than I had planned, but managed to scrap together a few walks Sat/Sun in-between the rain to pad it out.


    My total is now 478.7


    This week is another challenge week between the lads at work so hopefully I will have a decent run at it again.... assuming the rain behaves!


    oh, I have another pair of walking boots lol. Took back the Kerrimores shoes I bought, they literally lasted 2 weeks before the sole wore away (120 miles), and now have some Regatta boots with Vibram soles which have a very deep, and firm tread.
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 20th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    Don't say I don't try! Just come back from a walk and the last ten minutes the heavens opened, literally opened. Even had to change knickers, they weren't damp so much as soaked, I was literally squeezing rain out of them. Not as bad as the Newfoundland owner who had gone out in his shorts. Newfie was really happy though!

    This walking, it is good for you, isn't it
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 20th Mar 17, 8:36 PM
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    Don't say I don't try! Just come back from a walk and the last ten minutes the heavens opened, literally opened.
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Its all sent to test us. We just had a few mins of hail right in the middle of our 30 min interval session. It was most painful!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 20th Mar 17, 8:44 PM
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    And here was me, went out prepared for the worst.... full waterproofs..... not a single drop of rain!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 20th Mar 17, 8:55 PM
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    And here was me, went out prepared for the worst.... full waterproofs..... not a single drop of rain!
    Originally posted by SplanK
    I was prepared I had shorts and a t-shirt on .... with gloves
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 21st Mar 17, 10:42 AM
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    Good week for me according to fitbit

    57.93 miles to add which was helped by being in a workweek challenge.

    Came second to a man that is superfit and will never be beaten so was happy with 2nd place.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....781.35 miles
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 21st Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    Good week for me according to fitbit

    57.93 miles to add which was helped by being in a workweek challenge.

    Came second to a man that is superfit and will never be beaten so was happy with 2nd place.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    We have one of those leagues at work. Sadly my garmin won't translate to fitbit league steps. Which is a shame as the vouchers for the week were won with 60 miles of steps.

    As I ran 58 miles before taking into any account of the usual amount of steps that you do during a day I feel I am missing out on some vouchers there somehow!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 22nd Mar 17, 9:42 AM
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    I have not done as many miles as I had hoped so far this week
    I have a bit of a chest infection so the dogs are just getting as far as a poop & pee then back home again

    Still managing 6 miles/day though.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 - 1226.3
    This week 77.42
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 22nd Mar 17, 10:20 AM
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    6 miles is still good going, esp when a chest infection and doing that over 6 days will net you a decent weekly chunk so you wont loose to much!

    I have the day off today and had planned a 12 mile trip around Rivington (my normal route which takes goes from the caf!/go ape car park, to pigeon tower, then pike, then 2 lads, then winter hill and circle back around to the pike and retrace my steps and then the rest of the miles is 'wing it'), but 'backwards', going up winter hill the steep side rather than coming down the steep side! However looking out of the window, I would need a boat rather than walking boots so trying to find all those little DIY jobs that I have been meaning to do for a while in the hope it may clear up later and I will just plod around town! Will have to see if the wife will let me do that walk very early AM Sat instead!
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 22nd Mar 17, 12:56 PM
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    6 miles is still fine though Wiz, it's more than you would need to do ib a daily basis to make the 2000 miles.

    SplanK, you are not far from me and I wouldn't go out today up Winter Hill either. Bad enough going for a fifteen minute constitutional round Salford Quays!
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 22nd Mar 17, 1:23 PM
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    SplanK, you are not far from me and I wouldn't go out today up Winter Hill either. Bad enough going for a fifteen minute constitutional round Salford Quays!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Meh, damp ground conditions don't concern me too much, but walking in rain is just depressing!


    Ive lost all interest for today now and now treating it as a rest day. Just took in a delivery of some new blinds so should keep me quiet until the wife and kids get back home
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 22nd Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    It has been a gorgeous sunny day here today, alas we now have rain that looks like it is going to be set in till around 8 ish tonight. Sadly our club run is at 6:30 so looks like I am going to be doing 8 miles in the rain then.

    Could be worse, I could have just booked a 2 night stay in the lakes starting Thurs. Hope they get all the roads open with all the snow they are having! It may be a tad tiring running up the mountains in the snow!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 22nd Mar 17, 2:09 PM
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    Meh, damp ground conditions don't concern me too much, but walking in rain is just depressing!


    Ive lost all interest for today now and now treating it as a rest day. Just took in a delivery of some new blinds so should keep me quiet until the wife and kids get back home
    Originally posted by SplanK
    I don't mind rain actually, unless it's totally torential. In fact I quite like it apart from the dogs being wet when I get back home.

    I'd definitely choose walking in rain over putting blinds up!


    Lakes, bound to be sunny indesisiv
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 22nd Mar 17, 2:35 PM
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    I don't mind rain actually, unless it's totally torential. In fact I quite like it apart from the dogs being wet when I get back home.

    I'd definitely choose walking in rain over putting blinds up!


    Lakes, bound to be sunny indesisiv
    Originally posted by bugslet
    I've got a few mates over there at the moment ... its very wet in the valleys and snowy up top. Oh well I'm going anyway. Should be nice on Friday when I go out for my first run.

    I don't mind rain as long as it is raining when you set off. Also helps if it is not too hot when it rains too. Then you can wear waterproofs and not sweat to death.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 22nd Mar 17, 3:18 PM
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    If it gets too bad, you could always go to the pub. It's my default option
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 25th Mar 17, 8:15 PM
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    Sorry not been around, completely forgot!!!

    I have been walking lots, or trying to anyway.

    Im full of cold this week, but still trying to get out and about.

    My signature is up to date now, as of this week.
    Walk 2000 miles in a year challenge 2017 -

    229.37 January
    222.5 February
    218.80 March
    290.10 April


    Taking part in Race for Life 25 June 2017
    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 25th Mar 17, 10:34 PM
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    Improvement this week, 42 miles must do an annual total so far. Will
    apart op back and update in a min. Need to be over 500 miles by end March I guess!

    *update* have walked a total of 441.6 miles against a target of 423.5. Need to do 60 miles in next fortnight to be on target. Pretty sure I can manage that'll
    Originally posted by belfastgirl23
    36.25 this week. Has been crazy busy and my hay fever just kicked in so I'm ok with that. Esp since I walked 6 miles in sleety rain on Wednesday. 478 miles on the year so far and need to do 22 this week to be on course for the year.

    Good luck for the 25% (500 miles) by end March!

    • Charlton King
    • By Charlton King 26th Mar 17, 11:54 AM
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    Has anyone got a rough 'mileage equivalent' for the often mentioned daily 10k steps?
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