9/1/2006 - A yardstick - Jimmy Fund Prep
One of the problems I have encountered during my training is that I never really know the distance of my walks. I just walk around the city, counting my steps (well, my pedometer does the counting). I have generally assumed about 2100 steps to the mile, but when I have tried to measure that, I often get a larger number. While walking around, that is pretty insignificant. When doing a marathon, the difference is between 55,000 steps and 60,000.
Well, this past Sunday I had one of my better opportunities to measure the distance of my steps. I was with the Eldest at a picnic and we came across a race track. The Eldest dearly wanted to run around (and be lifted over the hurdles) so off we went. I did a bit of jogging to keep up with him, but a fair amount of walking and a little back tracking. It took me a little over 500 steps to do a quarter of a mile.
Maybe it will only take me 55,000 steps on Sunday. That would still be 7.5 hours at a minimum and probably longer since I will be walking as part of a team...
14,000 relieved steps today. Cheers,