It’s Training Tuesday, Challenge Walkers! Today’s focus is on General Training Tips. Consistency in training is essential to completing long-distance walks. You must be dedicated to training and to increasing your mileage each week.If you can’t fit it all into your schedule, don’t get so discouraged that you avoid training. Just try to be consistent with your preparation.
Here are some general training tips for you as you prepare for your Challenge Walk MS journey:
1. Make a training plan. You make a plan based on how much time you have to prepare for the Walk.
2. Start a walk journal. Use a walk journal to keep track of your training, mileage and help you maintain a walking schedule.
3. Purchase walking gear. You will want to purchase walking shoes and clothing for training. This will allow you enough time to break in your shoes, test clothing and layering systems. Getting the right shoes for training and the Challenge Walk MS is essential.
4. Join a training walk or recruit a walking buddy. Training is always more fun with a friend to motivate you.
Are you having a training walk in your area to prepare for Challenge Walk MS? Let us know so we can share with others! E-mail us at ChallengeMS@nmss.org.