Tomorrow, I'm participating in the American Cancer Society's fundraiser, Relay for Life. Basically, that involves having someone from your team walking around a track at all times for 12 hours. I won't be the only person walking on my team, so I won't be going the full 12 hours, but there's a decent chance I could be doing half of it.
I'm not concerned about being able to do it physically--I'm in pretty good shape now and am used to running four days a week (will be skipping my run tomorrow morning, though!), and a long run of 7+ miles once a week. My question, though, is whether to count this as exercise.
I don't expect to be walking fast enough to get my heart rate up, certainly not for the whole time I'm walking, because I wouldn't be able to keep that up. However, it's a *lot* of extra walking. (If I do 17-minute miles, which is fairly leisurely for me, for 6 hours, that's 21 miles.) It probably also won't be 6 hours straight, but maybe an hour walking, then a rest, then another hour or two, etc. Hard to predict exactly how it will go.
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