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Postby jilliansmyhero » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:34 pm

hey just wondering should i focus daily on how many kms i walk or how many mins i walk?? once a wk i try and time how long it takes me to walk certain distances but i dont want to focus everyday as i wanna keep enjoying it now feeling bad it my time isnt as good as it ususally is. thanx ahead.
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Postby GumBoots » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:32 am

I tend to do both. I like to do at least 50 mins of walking a day and depending on which route I take it can be between 4 klms (hilly) & 8klms (flat). I actually chart it with a online mapping tool which calculates how many klms you do a month.
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Postby jilliansmyhero » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:03 pm

thanx for the reply, which site do u use?
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Postby LilDevil » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:15 am

I count steps (using a pedometer) or time. I use this site - - to record it. If you have friends that walk too you can add them as friends and have a "walking buddies" and have challenges amongst yourselves. There are also monthly challenges - this month's are all set in South Africa and at the moment I'm walking from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth which is 200km - so I have to walk 250,000 steps this month.

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Postby shelbel » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:52 am

Hey that sounds like a good sight, i'll check it out, thanks LIL!!
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Postby jilliansmyhero » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:58 pm

thanx lildevil, imgonna check the site out now.
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Postby erinjb » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:05 pm

Go for minutes, but aim to increase your speed/ks.
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Postby Athena » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:33 pm

I agree, go for minutes and try to challange yourelf to go further in your time. When my origional 90 minute walk became a 50 minute walk because i could go so much faster I added on an extra bit so it became 90 minutes again.
It's times like these you learn to live again
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Postby Strawberry » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:41 pm

need something 2 challenge me. GOing to sign up to the site. Also what's the minimal amount you'd do?
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Postby soniabaggs » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:33 pm

I've been seeing my personal trainer for 3 months now and finally got to my goal weight. I always thought that it was best to focus on the time I spent training but then I found out with my training that I had it all wrong.

My trainer Nick at PEP in Windsor Melbourne told me that the most important component to getting fit and in shape was to increase the intensity of my training and then the volume. By focusing on both the intensity and the volume I am not limiting the change I can experience. Focusing on just time or just distance limits the extent to which you can change your body shape, weight or fitness.

Anyway I'm sure you speak to the guys at PEP. Their website is

Good luck
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Postby Diminishing » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:25 am

I do both.

I have a 4.5km route which I try and "beat my time" on.......currently on a fast walk I can do it in 37 mins.

But other days, if I have time, I walk an hour down a linear park track, and try to get further each time. And then back. That's the killer, LOL!
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