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BleeckerSt_Girl2010-05-01 20:00:20 +0000 #1
All these threads about running/jogging!

Well, I can't do that with my weak ankles and knees that I sprained so many times as a kid- way too much pain to jog.

So I walk. I walk briskly all around a route I worked out that goes round all the streets of my little town. The total loop is exactly 5 miles, with lots of varied scenery and some moderate hills too.

I try to do this walk at least twice a week, in addition to whatever biking and roller skating I do. (and snow shoeing in the winter). At age 54, I find the walking particularly helps my hip joints stay happy.

I did my 5 miles this morning.

Anyone else like to do regular brisk fitness walks?
Blueberry2010-05-01 20:15:52 +0000 #2
I'm working back into it. I just left a (really bad for me) job, and am starting at square one fitness wise. So - there's walking and there's biking. Sadly, it's too hot to take my doggie on long fitness walks (he's a large golden). However, I've been doing plenty of them. Running doesn't work for me now. Once I lose weight, I'll re-evaluate.

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mimitabby2010-05-01 20:14:05 +0000 #3
i try to do a mile a day as fast as i can walk
redrhodie2010-05-01 20:59:35 +0000 #4
When I lived in NY, I'd walk from Bleeker St (like you, I was a Bleeker St girl--living on the corner of Minetta St) to 73rd St every morning, then maybe 20 blocks at night. For years, that was my only form of exercise. Even now, with as much riding as I do, I still walk at least a few miles every day.

It's not something I ever have to talk myself into. I just like it. It's a part of NY I still own.
shootingstar2010-05-01 20:36:30 +0000 #5
If I addup walking segments to and from commuter train, between bus stop and work...it adds up to ..1 hr. each work day. It's reasonably brisk due to catching public transit in good time...getting past construction heavy equipment that is operating..

If I bike in part of my whole commuting segment, that reduces walking to half an hr. but more cardio work from biking.

I'm not keen motivation-wise to jog. I tried it ages ago for 1 summer and was bored.
BleeckerSt_Girl2010-05-01 20:18:29 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by redrhodie

When I lived in NY, I'd walk from Bleeker St (like you, I was a Bleeker St girl--living on the corner of Minetta St) to 73rd St every morning, then maybe 20 blocks at night. For years, that was my only form of exercise. Even now, with as much riding as I do, I still walk at least a few miles every day.

It's not something I ever have to talk myself into. I just like it. It's a part of NY I still own.

Whoa- Bleecker St x Minetta Lane???? That was my old childhood corner!!!

The Cafe Wha?....Minetta Tavern.....Cafe Reggio.....my best friend lived at 117 MacDougal x Minetta Lane. We share the same karma!!!
bmccasland2010-05-01 20:41:24 +0000 #7
My dog Nala makes me go for a walk every afternoon / early evening. We walk briskly for half an hour or so, with the rare stop to sniff something interesting. I know my weight problem would be worse if we didnt walk. And just getting out to fresh air and sunshine clears some of the cobwebs and clutter out of my brain.
KSH2010-05-01 21:27:52 +0000 #8
My "running" sessions typically consist of 5 minutes walking and 2 minutes running. So I walk way more than I run.

When I'm working it, I walk a 12-12:30 minute mile. When I'm not working it as hard, I walk a 13-13:30 minute mile.

I will walk/run anywhere from 5-14 miles.

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