Over the last 4 weeks I have been out on training walks for the 8 mile marathon walk. My aim was to get in 3 walks a week, which I have managed to achieve, no matter the weather. I have arrived home looking like a drowned urchin on a few occasions. Plus, my feet especially my little toes in the beginning were suffering too. Thankfully with the help of a lot of plasters my toes are through the worst of it.

Now I have to start training for a 9 mile walk after it was announced that this week that due to “technical issues” the walk had been chan

Last weekend it was 5 weeks until Marathon Sunday, my current best distance for a walk is 6 miles (9.4km) at an average pace of 3.3 miles/hr (5.4km/hr). I’m hoping to reach approximately 7.5 miles this coming week, and maintain that distance with maybe two 9 mile walks before the big day. With the walk distance now being increased I’ve not only had to re-think my training schedule but also the time I aim to complete the walk in. I’m now aiming to complete the walk in as close to 2.5hrs as possible, which means my average pace needs to improve to 3.6 miles/hr. Lots of hard work still to be done!

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