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Intermediate Interval Walking Workout

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  • Many questions about entering into the fitness tracker.
    I just take the average time it takes me to do 1 mile and choose that as my "speed"
    Then I manually enter the number of minutes at that speed into the fitness tracker.

    It's not exact, but neither is our perceived exertion level. It's good enough.
    I believe in intervals, whether walking, running or even swimming. - 2/22/2015 8:37:35 AM
  • My walking consists of mostly indoor walking. On days I walk at work, I listen to music with fast beats. - 2/19/2015 9:46:45 AM
  • Oh, it was intensity, not speed on a treadmill. My bad! Never mind my post! Sorry! - 4/24/2014 8:58:28 AM
  • Can anyone walk at speed five? I can't! I find myself having to do a jog at 4.3 only! If you can walk at speed seven, wow! More power to ya! - 4/24/2014 8:55:52 AM
  • MOIMAGGIE
    @Healthy4Him I love your idea of walking to differing beats of music. I use my ipod as a pedometer and walk with music, but have never thought of varying the tempo. Thanks so much...this will definitely make a positive difference. - 4/23/2014 12:23:17 PM
  • There are way TOO many steps/variations to remember. And there is obviously a typo or some mistake in the Intermediate list. The Cool Down 5 minutes - the exertion rate is at 6.5. 6.5 is NOT a cool down rate. - 2/13/2014 10:31:42 AM
  • I wish the format came in a printable version as I can't remember this! LoL - 1/23/2014 10:04:25 AM
  • I've been doing this kind of workout for over 30 years. Kind of anyway. I just mix different walking speeds and running. Instead of doing each thing for so many minuets I listen to my body. - 1/19/2014 9:55:45 AM
  • CINDIPERRON
    Isn't there somewhere to "save" this fitness article for future reference? - 1/17/2014 6:35:56 PM
  • Seems we all have the same question' How do I put this into my fitness tracker. - 1/17/2014 12:47:18 PM
  • GUNSAFETY
    TO RUTH,you shouldn't be "exhausted".That'
    s worse than no exercise.Walking for general weight loss is all about length of time walking,not a grueling short race.I think you'd be happier and better off walking at an enjoyable pace for an extra 10 or 15 minutes or walk twice a day for shorter times.Just don't quit,we're rooting for you. - 1/15/2014 6:13:51 PM
  • SERENE-BEAN
    Sorry to quibble, but "extremely hard" is harder than "very hard." - 1/14/2014 9:38:23 AM
  • I use my iPod to naturally create interval workouts. Since I walk to the beat, I create a playlist that varies in speed, allowing me to change up my effort, pace and stride song by song. These are some of the most enjoyable workouts I have... knowing that I'm working hard, but enjoying being out and moving... challenging myself without making it so difficult I become discouraged.
    LOVE walking! - 1/14/2014 8:46:16 AM
  • The best way to add might be to have a pedometer when you walk so that you can track time of walk and speed of walk and incorporate it into the tracker under walking and whatever speed you walked. - 10/22/2013 3:05:03 PM
  • The beginner walk kicked my butt. I was so tired when I finished. It was nice. I love that there is barely any soreness the next day. However, How do i imput this workout in the fitness tracker?

    - 9/27/2013 12:40:09 PM

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