I found this really neat virtual walking tour at walking.about.com/cs/measure/a/webwalkingu
Go webwalking - chart your walking minutes, miles, or steps on a virtual walk across the USA on the American Discovery Trail.
This webwalking adventure covers 5048 miles - which you can complete as 5048 walking minutes, 504,800 steps, 504.8 miles, or 5048 miles. As you enjoy your fitness walking, you can follow along with the sights you would see on the trail. You can also fill in the segments on the printable map. Print out the map and color in your progress. walking.about.com/cs/beginners/l/blwebwalk
Webwalking USA Logs
Choose how you want to track your walks. By using the minutes option or the pedometer steps option you will get across the USA faster. Or you may want to record it as miles.
Chart your walking minutes and equate them to miles on the trail. You will see your progress build each day as a great motivator to walk.
Example: 60 minutes walking = 60 miles on the trail.
If you use a pedometer, you can chart your steps each day. Delete the last two digits of the total (divide by 100) and equate that to miles on the trail.
Example: 6000 steps = 60 miles on the trail.
Track your true mileage and chart it each day. Or, for a quicker version, multiply your mileage by 10.
Example 1: 5 miles = 5 miles
Example 2: 5 miles = 50 miles
Trail Highlights and Milestones, as you walk along, visit the trail highlights online.
The virtual walk begins in Delaware on the East Coast. So, get your gear ready, and let's go.
You can even reward yourself with a Certificate walking.about.com/od/measure/a/webwalkrewa
OK let's do it! Here's your chance to walk your way to places you've never been virtually. It's not only a way to exercise, it's a learning experience.
There are milestones and information along the way you can read before or after you walk through them.
You don't need a pedometer to do this, you can choose how you want to measure your walk.
We can keep a record of how many minutes, miles, or steps we walked here in SparkPeople. There will be a separate place to log in your time or miles and you can tell us where you are, how far you went, and what kind of place it is. OK?
Any suggestions gratefully accepted and appreciated.
To get printable forms to log in --
Minutes log: walking.about.com/library/cal/xiwalkusamin
Step log: walking.about.com/library/cal/xiwalkusaste
Miles log: walking.about.com/library/cal/xiwalkusami.
Edited by: SMYLEERED at: 5/20/2008 (13:17)
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