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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 3rd Dec 17, 7:54 PM
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    Work? Not feeling do good? Or plain unmotivated sanghini?
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 3rd Dec 17, 8:02 PM
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    Probably a bit late for me to start this year's challenge ..... maybe 2018!
    "Nothing Is Worse Than Active Ignorance"
    - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 3rd Dec 17, 10:50 PM
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    Totals
    3,597,320 steps 36402 floors 2,874.69 km 1,086,699 calories

    1785 miles with 4 weeks left.

    54 miles per week approx to hit 2000 miles
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 4th Dec 17, 7:41 AM
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    Probably a bit late for me to start this year's challenge ..... maybe 2018!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    74 miles a day, go on, stop being a wimp

    Go on barney, don't let that xmas hangover stop you now.

    1862 here, 5.5 miles a day to make it to 2017.
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 4th Dec 17, 8:54 AM
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    +38.7 this week for me breaking me into double digits to go! (1920.1 done, 79.9 to go)


    Would have been more but I ate sooooo much over the weekend and spent most of the afternoon in the pub yesterday with family!


    Still on target for finishing in 2 weeks though! Anybody else starting to find that they are hitting the preverbal wall when going reasonable distance? Used to be a doddle, but really starting to find my legs are saying 'nope, no more'!
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 4th Dec 17, 9:32 AM
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    I've had achilles tendonitis all year, changed footwear, so I'm probably doing better than I was at the start of the year!
    • singhini
    • By singhini 4th Dec 17, 6:13 PM
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    Work? Not feeling do good? Or plain unmotivated sanghini?
    Originally posted by bugslet




    Old fashioned laziness.


    I'm on annual leave for 1 month starting this Wednesday (i.e. ive only got to go to work tomorrow) so I think ive just got lazy knowing I will have no excuses over December.


    Ive been fairly good this year with exercising every 3days and taking a day off and not over doing it even when I felt I could push harder.


    I did manage a fairly easy 8.5 km run today so I'm hoping the last two weeks was just a blip.


    I'm aiming for 45 km this week
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 4th Dec 17, 7:36 PM
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    I've had achilles tendonitis all year, changed footwear, so I'm probably doing better than I was at the start of the year!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    Thats good to hear!


    My legs are going to go down fighting the last 80 miles... tonights walk flaired up my shins again (probably because I had yesterday off, I always find the first walk after a rest to be painful recently) so ended up slowing right down and cutting short
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 4th Dec 17, 8:38 PM
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    Probably a bit late for me to start this year's challenge ..... maybe 2018!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    You could get started moving now so that by the time the New Year starts you will be well up to speed
    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 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 5th Dec 17, 7:59 AM
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    36.52 miles to add for me .

    Theres no way I will reach 2000 but it will be interesting to see how far off I am.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £95.55/ Jul £383.85/Aug £211.60/Sep £282.35/Oct £122.54/Nov £271.08/Dec £67.49
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....1628.14 miles
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 5th Dec 17, 3:00 PM
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    Thats good to hear!


    My legs are going to go down fighting the last 80 miles... tonights walk flaired up my shins again (probably because I had yesterday off, I always find the first walk after a rest to be painful recently) so ended up slowing right down and cutting short
    Originally posted by SplanK
    Perhaps you need to stretch a bit more before and after your walks, I know it helps me.
    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 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 5th Dec 17, 5:10 PM
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    Thats good to hear!


    My legs are going to go down fighting the last 80 miles... tonights walk flaired up my shins again (probably because I had yesterday off, I always find the first walk after a rest to be painful recently) so ended up slowing right down and cutting short
    Originally posted by SplanK
    Perhaps you need to stretch a bit more before and after your walks, I know it helps me.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I agree with Wizard ... specifically do something like eccentric heel dips. Worked wonders for my shins when I first started running.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 6th Dec 17, 8:49 PM
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    25 days to go

    3,641,674 steps 37090 floors 1,809.63 miles 1,097,891 calories
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Dec 17, 8:10 PM
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    'Slow' week for me with 56.1 miles, I had 3 days with very few miles while I got my eyes done, I should be getting back up to speed next week though.
    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 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 9th Dec 17, 11:24 PM
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    22 days to go

    3,694,025 steps 37800 floors 1,836.15 miles 1,110,249 calories
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 10th Dec 17, 9:23 AM
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    On Wednesday, was bang on target.....then the dreaded lurgy struck. Friday was the fifth day in nearly 27 years that I've been off ill. Probably shuffled about three miles since then, mostly yesterday. Going out in the snow with an excitable young giant Schnauzer is going to be fun!
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Dec 17, 9:46 AM
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    On Wednesday, was bang on target.....then the dreaded lurgy struck. Friday was the fifth day in nearly 27 years that I've been off ill. Probably shuffled about three miles since then, mostly yesterday. Going out in the snow with an excitable young giant Schnauzer is going to be fun!
    Originally posted by bugslet
    The (really) fresh air will be good for clearing your head of all the gunk
    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 - 3189.5
    This week 56.1
    • singhini
    • By singhini 10th Dec 17, 11:00 AM
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    Old fashioned laziness.


    I'm on annual leave for 1 month starting this Wednesday (i.e. ive only got to go to work tomorrow) so I think ive just got lazy knowing I will have no excuses over December.


    Ive been fairly good this year with exercising every 3days and taking a day off and not over doing it even when I felt I could push harder.


    I did manage a fairly easy 8.5 km run today so I'm hoping the last two weeks was just a blip.


    I'm aiming for 45 km this week
    Originally posted by singhini


    This weeks numbers are:


    55.62 km (roughly 35 miles)
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 10th Dec 17, 3:53 PM
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    Just 30.6miles for me this week.
    However ... 2,013.6 miles for the year ... target reached.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 10th Dec 17, 5:30 PM
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    39.5 miles for me
    1959.6 miles total
    40.4 left to go!


    All being well, and assuming I can keep the shin splints under control (thanks for the warm up tip by Wizard of Id/indesisiv, seems to be helping - just need to remember to do them! I was very close to calling it quits!) I should be done by the end of next week!
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