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Old 01-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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walking pains

Two problems here: I get sleepy during walks on the treadmill. My right leg is now cramping making me walk like an old man(no offense, guys). Was planning on walking everyday.

Should I back off? Try and split the walk so as to avoid getting sleepy? Should I keep pushing through it?

Not sure what to do here as very low-intensity cardio is very new for me.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: walking pains

Well, I'd say you need some electrolytes if you are cramping.

As for the sleepy part, listen to music or something?

How long are you walking on the treadmill? And at what time of day is this?
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Well, I'd say you need some electrolytes if you are cramping.

As for the sleepy part, listen to music or something?

How long are you walking on the treadmill? And at what time of day is this?
In the morning, between 9 and 12. I had woken up earlier @ 12 a.m.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: walking pains

Well, I'm guessing if you woke up at midnight you are probably not getting enough sleep. Unless you are on shift work and then that's another story.

How long were you trying to treadmill for?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Well, I'm guessing if you woke up at midnight you are probably not getting enough sleep. Unless you are on shift work and then that's another story.

How long were you trying to treadmill for?
No, that's just my messed up routine. Was walking for about 2 hours.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #6
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Re: walking pains

Well that's probably part of the problem. Don't really see the point in a 2 hour walk, especially if this is just a supplement to another program you are doing.

That, and you kinda just need more sleep.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #7
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Re: walking pains

And why all of this walking?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:52 AM   #8
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And why all of this walking?
Honestly? It's to get leaner. I felt inspired to walk after reading http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...ed_get_walking

Since sprinting didn't work for me, I thought I'd try walking...

Should I split the walking sessions up into 2?
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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Re: walking pains

Again, are you doing any other exercise program besides the walking? If so, and if you really expect to do this every day as you stated, 2 hours a day, 14 hours a week is FAR too much volume. And the return on your time is probably really crappy. There's such thing as too much of a good thing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #10
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Re: walking pains

Did you read all of that article? All of Tim's programs do not recommend over 45 minutes of walking.

I walk a lot too and it is great. 2 hours is a long time to be walking though. Depending on how fast you're walking you can cover about 10 miles in 2 hours and if you're not used to traveling that sort of distance on your feet some things are going to hurt.

If you're going to make walking a daily thing I would suggest either you walk 3-4 miles for time (meaning complete it as fast as you can without running) or walk for 45 minutes - 1 hour for distance. If you're doing it on a treadmill you can vary the incline if you want.
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