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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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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 22nd Aug 17, 9:56 AM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Where do the weeks go? I have 3 weeks of stats to add:

    33.74

    31.63

    25.73

    I feel I need to up my game a bit but never seem to quite do it.

    Will add amounts to total.
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£120.89
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...57.83 miles
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 23rd Aug 17, 2:38 PM
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    I presume it's walking...running. On the other hand without information I feel it's only fair for us to make our own story up. I'm going for you competing in the National Disco Championships
    Originally posted by bugslet

    My disco days are forty years behind me as well as about a dozen pints of heavy

    I managed a few hours in my garden as well as my usual 9 miles of walking (I don't run) that day and it just hit me how tired I was
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 75.4
    Total so far - 218
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 27th Aug 17, 8:51 PM
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    Had a rather good week this week and if it wasn't for spending the day slow cooking in a field watching tractor pulling, I would have done even better, but far too hot, tired to do any more today!


    43.7 miles, 1414.63 today.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 28th Aug 17, 12:50 PM
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    indesisiv
    Most of my mileage this week was made up of a 36 mile race that I did on Sat. So ended up with 58.9 miles.
    Up to 1,411.6 miles for the year to date. Low mileage week for me coming up though as I need to recover properly.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 28th Aug 17, 5:55 PM
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    I had a 20 mile day yesterday but that has had a huge impact on todays walking, I am much slower and the walks are shorter than usual, I doubt if I will get up to my usual 9 miles
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 75.4
    Total so far - 218
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 29th Aug 17, 7:58 AM
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    bugslet

    My disco days are forty years behind me as well as about a dozen pints of heavy

    I managed a few hours in my garden as well as my usual 9 miles of walking (I don't run) that day and it just hit me how tired I was
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Very quiet at work last week so I took a few days off and missed this - it's ruined a whole tranche of imagination there Wiz, I had you down as a John Travolta look a like. Oh well.

    I've done a few 8 miles but I don't think I could manage them every day. My achilles seem to be causing me permanant problems now _ I really ought to go and see someone....manana. Did oodles in the garden, including the dreaded back slope, bit of a mare, very steep, clearing a load of vegetation and dealing with tree roots. Just got to plant it up now.

    Will update steps at the end of the month.
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 1st Sep 17, 9:25 AM
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    1342 at the end of August, which gives me a whle 6 miles buffer. Look, it's a buffer, I'll take the slight edge
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 1st Sep 17, 1:56 PM
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    1342 at the end of August, which gives me a whle 6 miles buffer. Look, it's a buffer, I'll take the slight edge
    Originally posted by bugslet
    If you were suddenly going to go and do 6 miles then you'd think that's actually quite a long way! Its quite an investment in time to do it.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 2nd Sep 17, 9:09 PM
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    Fosterdog
    I'm now at 1435 miles 11099 floors and 3,290,096 steps. I've only got a little bit of a buffer but it should be enough to see me through quiet days/weeks. My count should also pick up significantly towards the end of the year as I get lots more overtime in work.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd Sep 17, 10:14 PM
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    August was a big month for me with 322.6 miles covered 16,564ft climbed and 50,800kcal burned. My bigest day was 21.74 miles and unsurprisingly my smallest day was the next day at 6.13 miles.
    I'm now on 2176.2 for the year after 2 days of September done.

    I need to average just under 7miles a day to hit 3000 for the year.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 75.4
    Total so far - 218
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 3rd Sep 17, 11:04 AM
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    More miles run than I expected this week: 31.4
    Not too bad considering its a recovery week for me.
    Brings me up to: 1,443.1 miles for the year.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 3rd Sep 17, 9:23 PM
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    Totals
    2,686,928 steps 18773 floors 2,149.56 km 770,952 calories

    1,335 miles so far
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 4th Sep 17, 4:20 PM
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    Sarahdol75
    Sorry not been up to date with my walking, just been reminded on another thread, so my signature is now to date, only another 277 miles to go and I will have done it.
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    Week 1 57.49 miles 137 696 steps
    Week 2 71.97 miles 172 482 steps
    • singhini
    • By singhini 5th Sep 17, 11:06 AM
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    OMG I don't know how you people manage to do so many miles each month.


    I've managed 1,039 KM since 1st Jan to today (that's KM not MILES)


    having read this thread I'm going to try to do 2017 km this year which I would consider a massive achievement


    So I have to average 8.3km EVERYDAY until 31st Dec


    Good luck to everyone
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 5th Sep 17, 11:10 AM
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    Hi Singhini

    I think any target that pushes you a bit is good.

    We all have different levels of fitness and different lifestyles, some are retired and some of us ( that's me) deduct 70 hours for work and commuting a week. Ihave dogs, so I have to walk,e ven on the days where I don't feel like it!

    8.3 km is not far off my daily target of 5.5 miles.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Sep 17, 11:57 AM
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    Singhini, as bugs says, you can't judge yourself against others.
    I don't know how some people fit in walking that far to be honest.

    I probably walk a max of 1 mile a day (on a good day) to the extent that I turned off my step counter on my watch as it was just pointless.
    I do however run as a hobby, so track my mileage through that, which means that mileage adds up quick over a short timescale. My shortest run is around 5k, which at a really gentle pace is still less than 30 mins.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 5th Sep 17, 8:41 PM
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    Hi Singhini

    I walk at an average of about 2.8 miles/hour when walking with my dog, as fast as 3.6 mph without so I can soon rack up the miles and when it is the choice between sitting or walking you can guess which one I do. Yes I have high totals but it's what I do these days.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 75.4
    Total so far - 218
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 5th Sep 17, 8:58 PM
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    I have up and down weeks... last week was a down week where I only managed ~15 miles.... essentially walking took a lower priority over everything else in life! Having a weekly plan helps with things... that and doing some very long hill walks! I'm considering Snowdon next Friday, or maybe 2 of the Yorkshire peaks again, but with the weather as it is, chances are I will bumble along Rivington so I can plough forward with decorating the hallway!

    Either way, its a BIG time investment to do it regardless how fast you walk... for me on average around 4 miles an hour pavement pounding (slower if I'm walking off tarmac).... at best that a minimum of 500 hours for 2000 miles!
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 10th Sep 17, 5:39 PM
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    A quick update from me for the past couple of weeks fitbit reports.

    38.46 miles and 40.04 miles.

    Have set myself a personal challenge of 70,000 steps for the workweek challenge this coming week so added to whatever I manage at the weekend.....I am hoping for a good couple of weeks for my next updates.

    Keep going everyone.
    Make £10 a day challenge 2018 Jan/£120.89
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1780.35 miles
    Walk 2018 miles in 2018...57.83 miles
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 10th Sep 17, 5:49 PM
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    So last week (WC 28th Aug) was poor, only doing 16.3 miles.... this week is only just scraping by with 32.7 miles. Total now 1463.63


    Work and personal life have got very busy and I simply didn't have the time or energy to do much walking (going to bed at 8 most nights!!). Only managed to double by mileage by doing 2x 7.5 mile walks over the last couple of days!


    Lets see what happens next week..


    In other news.... I went for a walk in the rain today... my new waterproof trousers are good and kept me mostly dry... however my waterproof coat is as waterproof as a tea bag.... so that's next item to purchase (although decorating the hallway and landing is costing a small fortune at the moment!)


    Boots seem to be holding out. Currently on 320 miles and no concerns with the tread yet!
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