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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Walk It...

Just recently Stuart has got me into using the Walk It web site. It's an urban walking route planner that works out the best way to walk from A to B with options for less busy routes and lower polution routes.

So a few weeks ago I started walking home from work - just once a week mind you - to see how it went. And do you know what? I really enjoyed it. So much so I'm now walking home two or three times a week. Hopefully I'll start walking to work soon too.

Here are the stats for my journey:

Distance
3.9 miles / 6.3 km / 6930 steps
Time
59 mins (fast) / 1 hr 18 mins (med) / 1 hr 58 mins (slow)
Calories
374 Cal (fast) / 332 Cal (med) / 320 Cal (slow)
CO2 Avoided
0.5 kg tube / 1.3 kg car / 0.68 kg bus

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:04 am

    Ooh that's great, not because of the directions but because it confirms something I have never been able to quite work out. My walk home from work is 4.7 miles and I should do it in 1hr 10mins. I do it in 55 mins, but then I do have long legs.

    Beware walking to work, something weird happens and I feel like I have run a marathon even though its just the same as walking home, dietary issues I should think.

    David_USM

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  2. Ah, those long legs of yours... :)

    I'll heed your advice about walking to work. Might take a snack en route.

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  3. Anonymous9:21 am

    what is David USM talking about? walking to work is fine - he is just not used to exercise.

    and good luck - walking most places is brilliant (even on a rainy day)

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