Weekly Avon Walk Update

Every week I’m going to provide a quick update on how my Avon Walk training is going. If you’d like to see my full training calendar, check it out here or on the left sidebar of my blog. The calendar shows the recommended training plan found on the Avon website going forward. As I complete workouts, I will update the calendar with what I actually did. So if you look at a previous date, it will show what I did that day.

I’ve decided that to prevent myself from getting bored with just walking, I’m going to mix things up a bit. I’m going to stick to the endurance walks on the weekends. Those will be key to training my body to be able to handle ~40 miles in two days. The rest of the weeks consists of 2 shorter, faster walks and 2 cross training days. The two shorter walks are primarily for cardiovascular training, so I’ll either do walking as recommended or other cardio training (I really enjoy the elliptical). For the cross training, I plan to do a class at the gym or weight training. This will help strengthen my core so that my body can handle the long walk.

Also, our gym is a 0.4 mile walk from our house. I’m not going to count that in my total mileage. I look at it as a warm up and cool down. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough out for me to start walking outside instead of on a treadmill!

Miles walked last week: 6.8
Minutes doing cardio: 70
Minutes doing cross training or weight lifting: 0

Thoughts on training so far: I’ve been reading that some people get blisters easily and others don’t. I must fall into the first category. I’ve already had 2 blisters this week. One on each foot but in different places. I’m definitely going to learn a lot about how to prevent and treat blisters over the next few months!

Total $$ raised: $550

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! If you’d like to donate to support my walk, you can make a donation on my Avon Walk page. If you donate at least $5 by the end of January, you will be entered to win a very cute tote.

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7 Responses to “Five Month Update – 30 by 30”

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    Megan — November 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Shoot! I need to send you that molten lava cake recipe. I’m going to try to remind myself when I get home tonight.

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    Daisy — November 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    you’re on a roll! looking forward to see what event you will plan 🙂

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    Michelle — November 17, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I love these kinda of lists! Makes me want to do one myself. And I think you’re doing a great job… can’t wait to see what your blogger event is!

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    Sharon — November 18, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Hey congratulations on going into the 6th month..And so far I think you have done great…

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    Vickii — November 18, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I haven’t commented yet but I absolutely love your blog! I’ve downloaded about 10 recipes I intend to try! Well done on your 30 by 30! I also have a 101 things to do in 1001 days – my 1001 days is up in January 2011 and I’ve done only about 20 things …. hmm! So you should be proud of how much of your list you’ve done!!

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    Aimee — November 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    oh, boy…
    i turned 29 in august and i wish i had thought to do something like this!

    you are doing great so far – i love how across-the-board all of your goals are. good luck with the next 7 months!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I am still making my list and only have 12 items…I need to get working on my list for 18 more items to kick it off on my 29th birthday!

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