Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest
Thanks! I had not given much thought to sports drinks, but I bought a tub of Gatorade and will be mixing it in, especially as the summer heats up.
Didn't get any walking done this weekend, it rained too damned much! I swear it rained every second of Sunday, from mindnight to midnight.
But, walking is getting easier. When the burn starts, instead of doubting myself, I start thinking about how much better shape I'll be in 6 months from now, when we walk.
I did 1.4 miles today in 22 minutes, and two partsw of it were a rather steep hill, so I am going to re-evaluate my speed, I think I am burning up too much energy too early on. The handbook says we should aim for 3 miles an hour, at that rate (although highly unlikely I could maintain it) , I'd be hitting 3 miles at 45 minutes and that is just too brisk a pace.
My stretching is still not very effective, I'm thinking I am just not stretching long enough. I burned every step of the 1.4 I walked today...Again, that could have been because of my pace? I'm going to try to him my halfway point a little slower my next walking day, since this one left me really feeling it.