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All about walking

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28 Sep
5:13pm, 28 Sep 2020
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Thanks all. We will give them a try this weekend and see how we get on and report back.
28 Sep
5:42pm, 28 Sep 2020
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I got into walking recently myself after a running injury. I wasn't keen on walking previously, but due to my running, I knew a fair few local good walks. It also helps living near the South Downs, so lots of good long walks still to be explored, and the weather isn't generally to bad either. I just noticed that I've actually walked 192 miles in September (encouraged by being in WSW multiplayer). I have bought the local OS explorer maps, and expect to do a few more miles over the winter
28 Sep
5:54pm, 28 Sep 2020
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Great stuff Mm
28 Sep
8:57pm, 28 Sep 2020
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I was getting used to mine last trip, think they need a fair bit of practice to make the best use of them. Took a while to get the hang of stowing and retrieving them from my pack too - but again with practice that should be OK

Didn't half get DOMS in my shoulders after the first trip - think I was gripping too hard and trying to pull myself along a bit too much.

I need to find a hill to practice on some more - preferably where I'm not being laughed at on our 30M max slopes around here!
28 Sep
9:07pm, 28 Sep 2020
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♪♫ Synge ♪♫
Re gripping them - I remember being shown how to tension the looped straps so that your wrists rest on them and take much of the load, which means you don't grip so tightly. (May not be so relevant for running, of course.)
28 Sep
9:10pm, 28 Sep 2020
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Yes, that's how I was shown and it certainly felt the right way to do it - but for really steep bits and getting up "steps" I think I was hanging on too much

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