Walking while sick

I have come down with some kind of throat/chest infection - must have caught it while on the cruiseship to NZ. Certainly in no mood or fit state for running ( combined with the heat and humidity here now) - so I went out early this morning before Dawn and did an "as fast as I could walk" 5K . I wanted to measure just how fast I do walk- and see what heart rate ensued from that. I got some good info from it - I walk at 9mins 30seconds per K and heart rate is around 95 at that pace. EDIT Now that I am back home and can look at my run on the Runkeeper wesite, I can see that I walk at 9mins per K on the flat. The only time it went over 100 was on some hills. - so I think I will be walking for the next couple of weeks. I can use the walking pace info in my "Run/Walk spreadsheet calculator users.tpg.com.au/wardb1//Ru...

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  • Love that you can make a virtue out of necessity Bazza. Get well soon :)

  • With legs like mine, I can only take short strides :) But - yes. I take your point. My natural tendency when walking is to land on my heels - so I consciously try to shorten stride and walk with a flatter foot landing. When running my natural tendency is to land on the balls of my feet so I never overstride when running. But many people do stride out when walking fast

  • Could be!!! I also got shin splints when I first started c25K - but no sign of them at all now. I "sometimes" get sore calf muscles during a run -- but that is the only physical thing wrong that I get these days.

  • I was wondering where I caught this cold from, thanks Bazza ggrrrr!

    I generally cover 500 - 600 mts on my 5 min warm up walk, I notice that's further than when I started C25K 6 months ago, I used to walk 400 in that time...

  • Get better soon

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