Don't worry about the time. That will improve as you walk more. Think about what a wonderful thing you are doing for yourself!
15 minute miles are the "ideal" and many people can do them. You may be able to do this in a few months, but don't worry about it now. As you get stronger and have better endurance, you will be able to walk faster.
Walking with your elbows bent will increase your speed (your steps coincide with the movement of your arms.)
Be proud of moving and walking. Two miles is still a good walk. Two hours is a long time to be walking. Listen to your body and walk fast enough that you cannot sing the National Anthem, but can talk comfortably but not in long sentences.
If your legs are too tired to walk that far, practice walking 30-45 minutes at a rate that challenges you physically. Build up from there.
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It takes me about 30 minutes to go a mile too. I go early in the morning or late at night-although it is still over 80 at night as the sun goes down. my husband walked with me about 3 miles and it took about 2 hrs just cuz he practically pulled me along.
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I just finished week 2 and will begin on week three this weekend. Just curious, how long does it take you to walk a mile? It takes me about 30 minutes...It has been close to 100 degrees when walking, and I do take m y dog. I am just asking because when looking at the plan, it seems like they are suggesting that 15 min/mile is a good pace based on the timed walks.
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