Walking 50 miles takes commitment and training. You will take about 100,000 individual steps during the Challenge Walk. Although the Challenge Walk is for people of all abilities, you do need to prepare your body physically and mentally. By conditioning your body before the Walk, you will have more fun and be less likely to experience injuries and pain.
Once you register, start training. This section is designed to give you the tools, resources, and information necessary to create a successful training program and prepare for the Walk. If you have questions during your training be sure to use the training blog.
GENERAL TRAINING INFORMATION
1. Make a training plan. You can download suggested Training Programs based on how much time you have to prepare for the Walk.
2. Start a walk journal. Use a walk journal to keep track of your training, mileage and help you maintain a walking schedule.
3. Purchase walking gear. You will want to purchase walking shoes and clothing for training. This will allow you enough time to break in your shoes, test clothing and layering systems. Getting the right shoes for training and the Challenge Walk is essential.
4. Join a training walk or recruit a walking buddy. Training is always more fun with a friend to motivate you.
TRAINING WALKS, SELF-TRAINING PROGRAM AND TRAINING BLOG
Consistency in training is essential to completing long-distance walks. You must be dedicated to training and to increasing your mileage each week. As you begin your training, you may have questions and we are here to help. Contact us at MSchallenge@MSpacific.org.
UPCOMING TRAINING WALKS
San Diego & Orange County Training Walk 8/16 at 7am
Join us at one of the following locations for a Challenge training walk. We will start out on route at 7:30am:
MVP Sports Center
20431 James Bay Circle
Lake Forest, CA 92630
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
RSVP by email, or just show up!
PROGRAMS - 12 Week Training Program
Rehab United Physical Therapy & Sports Performance Center has developed the training program to help you prepare for the Challenge Walk. RU Sports Performance Center's integration of applied functional science and sport-specific training maximizes athletic potential while minimizing injury risk. If you are a team captain or individual looking for a more customized training plan that fits your schedule/ability/needs, feel free to contact Bryan Hill through Rehab United Sports Performance Center.
Check our NEW training blog provided to you by your Challenge Walk MS Extra Mile Committee! With the help of the committee and each and every one of you we can make this training blog interactive and continue to grow. You can look for walks in your area and find other Challenge Walkers who you can train with.
SAFETY SLIDES - View the 2014 Safety Slides here!