It all counts so long as you can track mileage. I do believe, however, that as many outdoor walks as possible are more beneficial for the following reasons:
1) Walking outdoors allows you to get used to sometimes uneven and winding pathways which we will most certainly encounter on our actual 13.1
2) you get the bonus of fresh air which has been proven to aid in endurance by allowing you to take in better quality air (unless you are a highly sensitive to allergens person)
3) If you walk outside during the day, the vitamin D from the sun is beneficial to your bones as well as the fact that sunshine is a mood lifter so you might be encouraged to walk further, faster, and better!
4) Changes in scenery are more motivating.
The most important thing is that you build both your endurance and some speed. No one expects ANYONE to sprint through the walk. As long as you can move forward at a decent pace for the duration of the walk you will be fine. Training together as often as possible is important because it builds a team spirit, gives you a gauge of where you need improvement, gives you motivation and the encouragement of others, and because it makes the walks seem to go faster and easier having friends by your side. Join us as often as you can!
Never give up - Never give in
MJ is a she-beast. - THEMIGHTYLILLIE
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