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During the past week, I have been speed walking hills, instead of the usual morning jog. The first difference I noticed was that while I did not sweat nearly as much as running, my heart rate soars out of control! To give you an idea of the difference, my jogs take my heart rate to a max of 130, whereas the walks were measuring in between 150 and 160! It is amazing how easy it is to believe you are well conditioned in all areas of fitness, and then do something your body is not quite used to, just to see where your training weaknesses lie. I walk all of the time, but never up a hill, at over 4 miles/per/hour for 30 minutes straight! Not to mention... read full article


Speed Walking Tips

I would never of guessed that walking up hill would raise your heart more than running? Definitely going to try this.



I guess I should be glad to live in a hilly suburb after all!



I have been doing the speed walking but have been getting sore shins ... Maybe too much too soon?



Hmm the trouble is that walking uphill is good for us, and walking down hill is bad - yet the two usually come as a pair! Perhaps we should have a bike or a scooter, and walk up, then roll down?



Be aware of the 'speed humps', bad for the hips



I'm glad walking up hill is better than running, I'd rather walk over run anyday!



i always feel funny speed walking.... it looks... silly....



Speed walking is jogging slowed down. ! I'd feel silly doing it and I'm pretty sure that there was a TV show that had a speed walking competition. And there were specific rules and everything. Made me really laugh.


totally agree!!! it just looks funny with the hip swaying thing....


The hip swaying really helps you get in to it. Not to mention it gets the guys attention! :p



I've always called this power walking. I would feel a little bit self conscious doing this, I admit.



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