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Walk It Off: Charity Walks

To Prepare for a Long-Distance Walk (such as the 2- and 3-day charity walks)

  • Make time for two long (at least 90 minutes) and three short (about 30 minutes) sessions each week. Begin training at least 16 weeks before the event.
  • Integrate short workouts into your life: Walk quickly to work or to meet your kids after school. Move faster than you do on your long walks.
  • Each week add an extra 10 to 20 minutes onto your long walks. Build up to a minimum of 3 hours.
  • As the event nears, do the long walks two days in a row to get your body used to doing a lot one day and then doing it again the very next day.

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