I'm walking 50km

Starting now, I'm setting one big physical challenge a year, in an effort to push myself to exercise more. (Also, I gotta justify all that MEC gear I keep buying)

This year, I'm walking 50km. And I'm telling you so that you keep me on track. My hope is that, by telling you all, you'll help me stay motivated.

The details of the challenge are very simple: A 50 kilometre hike with no long stops - short rests and meal breaks are ok, but that's it. No camping, no naps.

Logistics are not very complicated, and fun to put together. I haven't figured out the exact trail, time of the day, meals, water, etc. That's the easy part.

The hard part is the training, of course. I can comfortably walk at 4.5km/h which means I'll cover 50km in about 11.5 hours. If you add breaks, it might go up to 14 or even 15 hours. I need to build my endurance greatly to achieve this.

I already have a training plan I put together with my personal trainer. Now it's just a matter of following it.

I've set the date to early August, so I have just over 4 months to get ready.

So, I'm asking you - every time we talk between now and August, ask me how my training is going. You'll be helping me greatly.