Work week walking

Discussion in 'Hiking Chat' started by edh, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    How far do you walk in a normal working week?

    Been using an App for a research project for a few weeks and I come out at around (as the software is not precise) - 4.7 miles a day?
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Car park to office - 300m
    Office to canteen - 800m
    Canteen to office - 800m
    Office to car park - 300m

    x 5 :depressed:
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyeses: you could jog at your desk...
  4. Gazelle

    Gazelle Ultralighter

    I do about 10km a day at work.
  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    1.5 miles per day walking the dog
  6. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    No real normal work week for me, but i tend to try and get out at least 3 times a week.
    Usual hiking routes are about 12km so around 36km a week is the goal.

    Started running recently though so these runs (6km) tend to take the place of the hikes

    Then there's walking the dog which i don't count, tennis and squash and MTBing as well
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I'm very inactive recently, mile a day plus daily wanderings plus trips. Like Mark, just started running again, aiming for 20 mile weeks to start, ran 5 and walked one yesterday.
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  8. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    What is this word work you keep using? :p:roflmao:
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  9. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker

    It's a four letter word, not to be used in polite company. 
  10. Stuart

    Stuart Section Hiker

    What's the research project about, Ed?

    I imagine that many people walk more than they realise, even in an office environment. I honestly have no idea, I work in primary schools doing gardening with children and am on my feet all day walking to and fro, herding cats, going back to the staff room 20 times to get the thing I forgot. I'd be quite interested to know how much I walk.
  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It's too do with perceived Vs actual activity levels.

    Different types of activity are odd. I climbed a lot at university and thought I was fit - but my holiday warehouse job where I had to stand and do heavy lifting all day really knocked me about for a few days until I got used to it.
  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Eg. - Working in a fabric shop developed my upper body strength to a level it had never been before, or since :confused:. I was lifting bolts of fabric (several kilos) to head height on and off all day.
  13. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I think it's the change of environment and using different muscle groups that cause the tiredness. A semi-pro fighter that has been on a professional training schedule for 2 years(5+ hours a day) is beasted when I get him to hand sand some work down for me and move ladders when he helps me out sometimes.

    He just can't cope with my workload. My lungs are hanging out when I do some padwork and running with him. :)
  14. Stuart

    Stuart Section Hiker

    So will the project look at lifting and reaching as well as walking? Sorry, former academic(ish) research jobs mean I find it difficult not to pry into the aims and the methods and .... blah blah
  15. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It's not my project so I can't say.... I'm just a guinea pig
  16. Stuart

    Stuart Section Hiker

    Fair enough
  17. suggdozer

    suggdozer Section Hiker

    At work I am walking , reaching , lifting constantly , up and down step ladders most of the day , up and down extension ladders , up and down stair wells and that is daily .

    I take four friends on day hikes all of whom go to the gym and or train on a regular basis but are relatively static at work ,
    I dont go to the gym or run , I walk , In the time they have been Hiking with me all have commented on my stamina compared to theirs and my conclusion is that my work plays a massive part in my ability to walk for long days up hill and down dale with a large pack on my back and a barrel of beer stuffed above my hipbelt :smuggrin:
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  18. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Visitor at work today had this little black wristwatch like device. Just before he left he lit it up, said he should do 10,000 steps today, but it read only 3000 done so he was going to walk to the hotel tonight...I'll ask him tomorrow what it is.



    Didn't have the heart to tell him the hotel was 14 miles away....
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  19. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    Work, ie training, is specific. Normal housework = 3+ miles a day using a belt-mounted step-counter.
  20. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    It was one of these...quite accurate apparently...
  21. nic a char

    nic a char Trail Blazer

    "belt-mounted step-counter" can be accurate from £15...
  22. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    If your phone has a accelerometer then Endomondo does a pretty good job of step counting
  23. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    bleedin' lightweight.

    15-18 miles a day.
  24. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Why are you so slow on the hill then :angelic:?
  25. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    because I'm not as young as you:( but i can keep going and going...

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