Top training tips to prepare for our charity walk
For those of us who aren’t professional athletes, taking part in our 50km charity walk might not sound like an easy feat, but with the correct dedication and training, you’ll find yourself able to enjoy the walk and stunning views.
If you’re keen to do your bit and join us on our annual charity walk, have a read through our top training tips below. The more prepared you are, the more fun you’ll have!
1. Start as soon as you can
The longer you wait before starting, the less time you’ll have to prepare yourself and you may find yourself wishing you started sooner!
2. Get organised
Create a structured weekly training schedule and try your best to stick to it. An ideal plan for a beginner might be to try walking for an hour a day, three times a week, for the first week or two.
3. Track your progress
Record the distance and time of your walk each time you train. Whether you meet your goals for that training session, or you have to finish a little earlier, this information can help you modify your schedule as you go. So if you find you’re getting to grips with your initial plan faster than you expected, you can adapt your schedule to suit you better.
4. Don't forget to take breaks
It’s important not to over-exert yourself whilst preparing for the walk. Ensuring you rest regularly will help you avoid injuring yourself, especially if you’re new to walking long distances.
5. Start off gradually
If you’re someone who doesn’t exercise or train regularly, it’s best not to push yourself too hard at the beginning. Starting at a level you can cope with will help you stay motivated and you’ll be less likely to become disheartened and give up. By all means, step out of your comfort zone, but remember to start off walking a distance you’re comfortable with, building up how far you walk each week.