Just out of curiosity. How far do you walk between breaks? do you walk for x km then sit down and have a drink for 10 mins? or do you walk from Breakfast til lunch? How do you pace yourself?
It all depends!Just out of curiosity. How far do you walk between breaks? do you walk for x km then sit down and have a drink for 10 mins? or do you walk from Breakfast til lunch? How do you pace yourself?
Problem i have is, i'm more knackered after a hike when we've taken breaks than i am if i just walked it all.
Just seems kinda counter-intuitive to get your legs, lungs and heart all warmed up then to sit down for 15 mins freezing your balls (or ovaries) off just to have all your leg muscles seize up.
A couple of mins here and here i'm fine, but anything more than 15mins and i'm chomping at the bit.
Tend to sit down before i fall down
seriously though i tend to wait till i need it and it varies with terrain. On a mountain i like to stop regularly for a brew and to take in the views. On lowland walks im less inclined to stop till lunch and then plough on again.
I find the hardest part is finding people to walk with who pace the same as me. I have guys like Rich and Pete who hare off up the hill and Jacko who walks slower than me. I dont like people waiting for me and i dont like waiting for others. I dont like walking on my own though either
Good subject Julia
I might add here that "pacing yourself" is one thing. But when someone else is along for the walk, I sometimes feel like I'm either being dragged or else dragging someone else. But that's not always the case. The most difficult walks with someone else are when there's a lot to see. Imagine walking through a museum that either you aren't interested in or the other person isn't (and you are). In any event you usually have about five seconds to devote to any one thing in particular. And believe me, going through a museum can be a long hike, even if you manage to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa.