100,000 Steps

Tired of talking about rowing and want to talk about the real world? Enter a forum where rowing is a rude word...

Moderator: The forum police - (nee naw)

Post Reply
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

It was 2 years this weekend that I suffered my cardiac arrest and as a way to celebrate? my return to some sort of level of fitness I joined a walking friend of mine on a 100,000 step walk.
Other than very tender and wet, muddy feet I was fine although a bit stiff and sore the next day.

For the record, I completed 104,500 steps covering a distance of 77.5 km, over 16.5 hrs.
The section from 35km to 65km was very muddy and boggy, alternating with long road stretches(hard on your feet) as there are large portions of the north coast belonging to the MOD - this section was very slow going and took about 1.5-2hrs longer than it normally does in summer.

The walking bug has well and truly bitten - got another 3-day round the island walk at the end of the month so looking forward to tackling that next.

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
User avatar
Draggon
Best Friend (PayPal Subscriber)
Best Friend (PayPal Subscriber)
Posts: 610
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:27 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Indiana, USA

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Draggon »

That's awesome (and somewhat intimidating!), Paul! Congratulations on that magnificent accomplishment!
Image
User avatar
plummy
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 8063
Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:17 am
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Sale, Cheshire, UK

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by plummy »

One day maybe I'll make to the IOW and maybe we can go for a hike together - and recant old rowing tales... :-)
59 yrs old, 74kg, 5' 10"
42Mm metres rowed - just pootling along now
Image
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

plummy wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:49 am One day maybe I'll make to the IOW and maybe we can go for a hike together - and recant old rowing tales... :-)
Thanks Ron - the bloody-mindedness is still there, albeit at a far more sedate pace :lol: :lol:

Dave, that sounds like a great plan - wonderful place to walk and get away from it all, and I can try and convert you to rowing on DF 360 at the same time - who knows, it could be a life-changing event for you :D :D

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
Wolfmiester
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 3924
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:16 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM5
Location: Henley in Arden, UK

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Wolfmiester »

Very well done Mr G. long may it continue.
Wolfie

Image
Age 57 Height 6'4" Weight 89k
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

Wolfmiester wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:50 pm Very well done Mr G. long may it continue.
Thanks Wolfie :)
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
Carole S
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 163
Joined: Mon May 10, 2021 2:34 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM3

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Carole S »

Thats amazing Paul
Next season I have been told to row less and walk more
But I dont think I can keep up with you lol
:fsbgrin: :fsgrin: ^O^ =D>
:fsbgrin:
24 million lifetime meters :fsgrin:
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

Carole S wrote: Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:29 pm Thats amazing Paul
Next season I have been told to row less and walk more
But I dont think I can keep up with you lol
:fsbgrin: :fsgrin: ^O^ =D>
Thanks Carole
I think you will really enjoy the walking - it is very calming, and productive( on an 8 hr walk I find that I can solve most of the world's problems :lol: :lol: )

However, getting England to win the 6 Nations is a step too far :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
User avatar
Paul Victory
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2016
Posts: 10517
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:29 pm
I row on...: Model E with PM4
Location: Dublin

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Paul Victory »

Wow, that’s some trek, Paul! I got tired just reading about it.

I’ve haven’t been on the erg for quite a while, but I am trying to do as much walking as possible. It ebbs an flows, but if I can cover 100,000 steps in a week, I figure I’ve done OK. That’s less than the amount you covered in one day. ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
M 68 6'1" 124kg (May05), 92kg (Feb06), 122kg (Aug10), 95kg (Sep11), 117kg (Jun13), now 98kg
Image
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

Paul Victory wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:38 pm Wow, that’s some trek, Paul! I got tired just reading about it.

I’ve haven’t been on the erg for quite a while, but I am trying to do as much walking as possible. It ebbs an flows, but if I can cover 100,000 steps in a week, I figure I’ve done OK. That’s less than the amount you covered in one day. ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
Thanks Paul
100,000 steps a week is not bad going either.
I find walking to perfectly suit my fitness requirements and limitations as it is very much a sub-maximal effort not putting any undue strain on the CV system but doing enough to keep the metabolic rate up at a decent level.
I am finding that my limiting factor is the condition of the feet - from a muscular endurance point of view I feel I could quite happily walk 24 hrs or even 100 miles(my ultimate goal).
I would say that erging will give you more bang for your buck, so to speak, but also the increased risk of injury, which looks to be your recent experience.

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
User avatar
Jill
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Friend of the Free Spirits web site 2020
Posts: 1845
Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:37 pm
I row on...: Model E with PM5

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Jill »

Paul, huge admiration, that was terrific going 8) ^O^ =D> although once completed, did your poor feet send out an SOS, ' Save Our Soles ' ? :fsbgrin: :fswink:

I think I have written about the following before sometime.

Growing up, we lived on the Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour Line and I have many happy memories of our day trips to the IOW. :D

Best wishes to you Paul and good luck with all your future endeavours. :)
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

Jill wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 12:45 pm Paul, huge admiration, that was terrific going 8) ^O^ =D> although once completed, did your poor feet send out an SOS, ' Save Our Soles ' ? :fsbgrin: :fswink:

I think I have written about the following before sometime.

Growing up, we lived on the Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour Line and I have many happy memories of our day trips to the IOW. :D

Best wishes to you Paul and good luck with all your future endeavours. :)
Thanks very much Jill - yes my soles did send out an SOS but only once they had stopped crying :lol: :lol:

All is well now - will probably go for a 40km "sprint" on Sunday before the 3 day round IOW walk starting next Friday.

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
Carole S
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 163
Joined: Mon May 10, 2021 2:34 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM3

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Carole S »

Good luck Paul on your next IOW Walk, cheering you on as you go
:fsbgrin:
:fsbgrin:
24 million lifetime meters :fsgrin:
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

Carole S wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:08 am Good luck Paul on your next IOW Walk, cheering you on as you go
:fsbgrin:
Thanks Carole - your encouragement helped :fsbgrin:
Completed Day 3 of 3 yesterday on very sore feet!!
It always seem to be the feet which let me down - was struggling with them most of Days 2 and 3 but was determined to finish - for the record it was 52000 steps on day 1(38 km), 51000 steps on Day 2(37km) and 62000 steps on Day 3(43km).
There were 8 or 9 of us who did all 3 days, with another 5 or 6 doing 1 or 2 days.
Went for a swim earlier to loosen up and feel a lot better for it :) - next long walk will probably be a 36 hr round the island next month which I might be able to manage at a stretch

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
Carole S
Stop posting and start rowing!
Posts: 163
Joined: Mon May 10, 2021 2:34 pm
I row on...: Model D with PM3

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by Carole S »

That is amazing Im in awe ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ =D> =D> =D> =D>
Welcome home
My daughterinlaw the netball fanatic swears by epsom salt soaks and magnesium balm ?? (Ps She went to Sandown high school)
My own feet and lower legs are now beginning full medical investigations but has a waiting list of months
Lose some weight whilst you wait was their best offer lol
I shall do abt 6,000 steps tmrw in yr honour but maybe a coffeebreak halfway round

:fsbgrin:
:fsbgrin:
24 million lifetime meters :fsgrin:
paulgould
Super Dedicated and Truly Free Spirit
Posts: 2790
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:40 am
I row on...: Model D with PM3
Location: Ryde, IOW

Re: 100,000 Steps

Post by paulgould »

Carole S wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 4:29 pm That is amazing Im in awe ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ =D> =D> =D> =D>
Welcome home
My daughterinlaw the netball fanatic swears by epsom salt soaks and magnesium balm ?? (Ps She went to Sandown high school)
My own feet and lower legs are now beginning full medical investigations but has a waiting list of months
Lose some weight whilst you wait was their best offer lol
I shall do abt 6,000 steps tmrw in yr honour but maybe a coffeebreak halfway round

:fsbgrin:
Thanks for the advice and good wishes - at the moment I could do with losing some weight 😄
Co-incidentally my wife also went to Sandown High School(in South Africa though😁)
Enjoy your walk tomorrow- 6000 steps is a good old stroll

Paul G
56, 1.74m , Sep '20 - 114 kg , currently - 98 kg
Image
200m - 30.8
300m - 47.7
30r20 - 7754m
12 hr - 139300m
100 mile - 14:10.12
200km - 18:28.30
Post Reply