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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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    • 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!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Sep 17, 7:41 PM
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    49.9 miles done this week.
    Bringing me up to 1,493.1 miles in total so far.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Sep 17, 8:38 PM
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    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!)

    Originally posted by SplanK
    Have a look in Lidl, they have a 'walking' week started today with boots, shoes and jackets all claiming to be waterproof, I got one of the jackets and it seems OK although the rain was not that heavy when I was out trying it, if I had one complaint though, it is not quite long enough for my liking, I prefer them further down below the belt line so that the run-off is onto my legs rather than my crotch.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
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    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2411.8
    This week 73.3
    • singhini
    • By singhini 10th Sep 17, 9:09 PM
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    40.58 km this week (roughly 25 miles)


    So I need to change strategy and stop hill walking on the treadmill (i.e. 5.5 kph @ 10.5% incline for 1 hour) and start running 1 hour for 6 days a week at 10 kph @ 0% incline if I'm going to run 2017 km this year


    PS - I don't understand why on this part of the MSE forum I cant see any emoji's for me to paste into my post?


    Good luck to all
    • Jonbvn
    • By Jonbvn 11th Sep 17, 3:29 AM
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    Posting after a long hiatus, with life getting in the way!

    Getting very close now!

    1903.86 miles walked as of midnight last night. Would hope to reach the target within 2 weeks.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 11th Sep 17, 9:27 PM
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    Just out of curiousity I checked todays miles against time taken.
    13 miles in 4 hours 15 minutes
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    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 11th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
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    Just out of curiousity I checked todays miles against time taken.
    13 miles in 4 hours 15 minutes
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I managed that in 3hrs in the GNR
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 12th Sep 17, 8:10 AM
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    Just out of curiousity I checked todays miles against time taken.
    13 miles in 4 hours 15 minutes
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Just looking back to the last full week that I did around that length of time was 4hrs 30 mins. Which was for 31.5 miles.

    That was just a series of short training runs during the week so mostly gentle stuff.

    That's the only reason I can fit in enough miles! If I didn't run them I would never fit them in!

    I managed that in 3hrs in the GNR
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    Good effort on completing
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Sep 17, 9:10 PM
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    I managed that in 3hrs in the GNR
    Originally posted by Barny1979
    It took me a while to figure out what GNR was

    Good going though, I just did mine dog walking and it was spread out over the whole day from 6:50am first walk to 20:45 home from last walk.
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 14th Sep 17, 9:09 AM
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    The two are not mutually exclusive! I work 55 hours a week and spend 15 horus commuting, might be a bit late to get 2000 in now though.

    Well done jonbvn, think youa re going to be the first to reach 2000. Are you going to try for 3000...go on, bet you can.

    Well done Barney on the GNR.

    As suual I will update at the end of the month. Tendonitis has eased off a bit, had a couple of days where I've not been able to squeeze in any walks druing the day and a few days away for work, but I think I'm around about on course.
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam5; 14-09-2017 at 10:59 AM. Reason: Quoting deleted post
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Sep 17, 2:40 PM
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    Well done jonbvn, think youa re going to be the first to reach 2000. Are you going to try for 3000...go on, bet you can.
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Harrumph
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2411.8
    This week 73.3
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 15th Sep 17, 8:48 AM
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    Harrumph
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Oh Wiz I will go and beat myself round the head with one of Monday's unwashed socks as a way of making up for my faux pas (there is no icon for this, but really there should be).
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Sep 17, 8:49 PM
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    Oh Wiz I will go and beat myself round the head with one of Monday's unwashed socks as a way of making up for my faux pas (there is no icon for this, but really there should be).
    Originally posted by bugslet
    I'll settle for dinner and a walk in the moonlight
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2411.8
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 15th Sep 17, 9:06 PM
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    It's a deal Wiz!
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 16th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    It's a deal Wiz!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    As you are a 'working girl' I shall let you choose the date, time and place, I shall take care of everything else
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2411.8
    This week 73.3
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Sep 17, 2:27 PM
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    Just the 24.7 miles for me this week (I can update as I am not running tomorrow) hoping to catch up next week with some long gentle runs in the mountains.
    1,517.8 miles so far this year.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • singhini
    • By singhini 17th Sep 17, 1:40 PM
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    40.58 km this week (roughly 25 miles)
    Originally posted by singhini


    just finished running - so this week I have manged 58.15km (roughly 36 miles)


    off to buy a new pair of trainers (these have done about 450 miles)


    Good luck everyone and keep moving
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 17th Sep 17, 9:40 PM
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    45miles this week..... 1508.6 total so far!
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 18th Sep 17, 1:34 PM
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    As you are a 'working girl' I shall let you choose the date, time and place, I shall take care of everything else
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I'm walking on up now, I reckon it will anywhere between 4 weeks and 10 depenidng on which bit of Scotland you are in. Leave some wine for me!

    Just the 24.7 miles for me this week (I can update as I am not running tomorrow) hoping to catch up next week with some long gentle runs in the mountains.
    1,517.8 miles so far this year.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Those two words don't go together when I think of running
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 18th Sep 17, 8:27 PM
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    I'm walking on up now, I reckon it will anywhere between 4 weeks and 10 depenidng on which bit of Scotland you are in. Leave some wine for me!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    If I left in the morning I could be at the border in less than a week so a halfway meet-up is a realistic target to aim for
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Walk 2000 3000 miles in 2017 - 2411.8
    This week 73.3
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