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SEBASTIANALADY Posts: 871
7/16/12 7:22 A

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I'm pretty consistent at around 20 min/mile. When I'm really in the groove and focused on the walking I can get it down to 15min/mil but that is pretty quick for me.

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7/13/12 3:10 P

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I am walking at least five days a week a minimum of 30 minutes a day.

I can usually get in around 90 minutes a day when things are slow at work.



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7/10/12 10:50 P

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Thank you WG! I left the dog home and was able to increase my pace a bit. I felt it the next day too, but I still have a ways to go to get to a 15 min mile.
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7/9/12 6:08 P

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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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7/6/12 9:51 A

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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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7/6/12 9:02 A

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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. emoticon

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7/3/12 8:04 P

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Good for you.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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7/3/12 9:25 A

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Woo Hooo Me too! Keep up the good work. Are you doing anything special for your 3.1? Do you have a cool destination?

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7/3/12 12:36 A

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Wow I am in week 3. I am loving this. I am still going strong and moving.

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