Nikki’s Training Diary #5

June 1, 2020

#TogetherWeCan #GoTheDistance


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Nikki, Laura, and Peter with Candy Bartenders at Purple Day 2018

I’m happy to report that Peter Andrews and Laura Johnstone are joining me in this fitness challenge. Peter is training to run 10k and Laura is going to walk at least 10,000 steps every day until July 1st. Collectively we are Team Epilepsy and our goal is to raise $2,000.

Keep an eye out for training updates from Laura and Peter.

I’m entering my sixth week of training. I walked almost 7k in 90 minutes on Saturday and it was tough. I was recovering from that walk for the rest of the day. It convinced me to slow down my training a bit. I’ll continue to work on increasing my speed in intervals during the week, but I’ll stick with 60 minute walks on the weekends until I can comfortably walk at a brisk pace for most of that hour. Once I build up my endurance a bit, I’ll try 90 minutes again.

I have to say, the longer walks on the weekend make the 30 minute workouts during the week fly by. I hope it means that after I hit my goal, it’ll feel like second nature to do a 30-minute fitness walk five times a week.

This Week’s Goals

  • Walk 30 minutes for 4 days and 60 minutes on the fifth day
  • Walk at a faster speed.

Overall Stats

  • Walking Time: 11 hours 50 minutes
  • Total Distance: 53.22 km

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