|Walking this morning with the Walk On Strong Group! This was last year but it looks just like it did today ... slippery in spots.|
Day 6 Minds In Motion Initiative30 Day Walk30 Challenge
How to get more out of your walk! When I go out walking I think in terms of three basic paces after I warm up for about 5 minutes:
1. Steady pace - you are walking at a pace that you can continue for a long time and not feel exhausted ... it is not slow but it is not too taxing. You feel as though you are getting a good steady walk going!
2. Tempo pace - is a faster walking pace where you are pushing yourself and you are tired when you are finished and definitely ready to stop. Your heart rate is up and you are breathing a little harder.
3. Interval pace - this is your fastest pace ... you would use it when you are doing speed work and intervals. If you go back in this blog a few days I talk about intervals and how great they are for building your fitness level, strength and your speed. It is great to throw a few intervals of 20 to 40 seconds into every walk if you have a good fitness base. Always recover with a steady walk after your interval to get your heart rate down.
Let us know about your walk30 ... take a picture, post on our FaceBook page, blog or tweet about it …#walk30withmimi
Walk with us in support of mental health on May 10th in the MIMI KW Walking Classic for more information and registration at www.mimiwalks.com
So ... 10 K under my belt today and a wonderful talk with 2 fellow walkers ... what more can you ask for?
Walk On Strong,