In a previous post I wrote about my plans for the last month.One of the plans was getting used to walk every day. For me, the only way to do this is to walk to my work and back again. This is at least 12 km and I’ve done this for 2 weeks! Unfortunately I got ill the last couple of days, so I haven’t been walking, but these are my experiences with walking every day.
The most important thing I’ve noticed is that is (at least for me) very important to get a good night rest. I’ve had one night that I haven’t slept good and I could really notice this in my legs. They weren’t recharged so that day walking was harder then the rest.
The other thing is that it’s important to have a good stable pace.One morning, I was a bit late so I tried to speed up a bit and I could really notice the difference in pace in my legs. When I kept my normal pace my legs were basicly fine.
In the backpack I’m carrying are my normal shoes and socks for work. It felt good changing to normal shoes during the day. I’ve read on more then one occasion that it’s smart when you rest, you take of your hiking shoes and socks and let them rest a bit. Now I can see the logic in this. Also, When you’re walking a lot during the day, it seems logical to change your socks also during the day.
So what did I learn?
- A good rest during the night is very imporant to recharge
- Keep your normal pace
- Air your feet and change your socks during the day.
If you have any more tips for me, please let me know! I’d love to know what your experiences are!