Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hiking Practice

This week, we started walking in the mornings ... just a short loop. I have put 134 pound miles on this week.

Note to self: a 50 pound bag of sand weighs considerable more when it is wet. 58.5 lb pack, expecting 54 max.

This is way more practice/conditioning than the last two attempts on the 100 Mile Wilderness!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

First Hike - Prepping For 100 Mile Wilderness (3rd Attempt)

Today, Wendy and I headed out for a walk with the dogs. Of course, I threw on my pack for a little added weight.

I have created a unit of measure to track progress and actually do some training before heading out this summer. I intend 10 miles per day with 40 pounds - 400 pound miles. For training and to ensure some level of fitness, I need to build to 600 pound miles per day by the beginning of July.

Today ... I achieved 84 pound miles. It is a start.

It was wonderful.