Today marks the start of my fourth week of walking with Nike+. Here are some stats so far:
- Number of Workouts: 11
- Total Time: 5.8 hours
- Total Calories: 5845
- Total Distance: 15.35 mi
- Average Pace: 23’06″/mi
- Farthest Workout: 2.56 mi
- Fastest 1-Mile: 20’51″/mi
I have not been tracking weight loss, though I should. (I’m hoping to buy a scale here in the next month or so.) So far though, I am really pleased with my progress. I feel better. My pace is quickening with each walk. I’ve logged some fairly long walks, and each is helping to build my stamina more and more.
I set several goals for myself after my first walk with Nike+. This morning I accomplished one of my goals: burning 5000 calories in four weeks. I succeeded with 8 days to spare. My next caloric goal is to burn 6000 calories in four weeks. It’s a little more aggressive, but not impossible. As far as my other two goals are concerned:
- Walk 50 times in 16 weeks: I have walked 10 times. I am current 1 walk ahead of my target.
- Walk 100 miles in 16 weeks: I have logged a total of 13.3 miles towards this goal. I am 5.1 miles behind my target, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to regain momentum in this area by walking more frequently. I’ve been averaging around 3 walks a week. This week I’ve walked four times, and plan on walking at least two additional times this week. If I can bump my average to around 6 walks a week, logging at least 1.1 miles per walk, I should be able to reach this goal without a problem.
Walking has become a game of sorts for me. Yes, there are obvious health benefits that come with exercise, but right now I am enjoying the improved walk times, pace, distance, etc. AND getting exercise. It doesn’t feel like work or a chore, because I am having fun with it.
RunnerPlus has been invaluable with keeping track of my daily progress. Look for another update in the coming weeks.