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Old 09-10-2005, 15:37
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At a fairly fast pace? I'm strapped for cash at the moment so to save money I'm thinking of walking instead of taking the bus, the benefits are this
-healthy
-saves money
-can say to grandchildren I had to walk 6 miles everyday to get my education
bad points are going to be
-got to remain positive otherwise it'll be a shitter in the morning and at the end of the day

I'm at college so I can just sleep for most of the day anyway
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:38
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Why dont you try it today to find out? Tis nice and sunny

Dont forget to take into factors such as windy roads (as in bendy not full of wind) and hills!
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:39
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Originally Posted by Exulus
Why dont you try it today to find out? Tis nice and sunny

Dont forget to take into factors such as windy roads (as in bendy not full of wind) and hills!
Nah sod that, I'm already in my slippers.
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:39
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Aldi are selling a bike for 60 soon - they take credit cards
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:42
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60 ?

That's like half a years supply of food.
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:44
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Originally Posted by dmuk
60 ?

That's like half a years supply of food.
But you will be burning fewer calories and so need less food, therefore saving the money that you spent on the bike.
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:44
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20 miuets per mile.so it should take you no longer than one and a half hours if you can walk at around 5 miles per hour. you could walk i mile in 15 mins.. so then it would be the same..
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:45
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Originally Posted by dmuk
60 ?

That's like half a years supply of food.
what do you live on - bread and water !
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:47
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Took me 42 mins to run 6 miles today - 7mins/mile.

To walk it, you are probably looking at around 15mins/mile - so around 1hr30 is probably about right.
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:49
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I would roughly say it would take you about an hour and a half to walk the six miles, depending on how fit you are and also weather and how hilly the walk is etc, i think it would take you a bit longer to work it up to an hour and a half but through time you will get quicker, trust me i know i have been walking 3 miles a day for the last year and it took me a while to do the three miles in around 45 minutes which is what i am managing the now, oh yes the weight lose, i have lost over 3 stone since November last year and this is just through walking nothing else, so it might be worth your while if you want to lose weight and gain some cash
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Old 09-10-2005, 15:58
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About 2 hours i reckon, I'm quite a fast walker and that's how long it took me the last time I had to do it (on 7th July)
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:00
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I think around two hours at a normal walking pace and 90 minutes at a more energetic speed. If you are going to walk a lot then get some good trainers or shoes suitable for distance walking, its worth it as it saves on wear n' tear on your legs, feet, back etc. If you're carrying a bag , dont put it over one shoulder ,it will just give you back problems.
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:08
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I used to walk to work, which was about three miles, and it took me 45 mins...so the 1 1/2 hour estimates are about right.
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:11
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I think 2 miles/hr is slow walking
3-3.5 miles/hr medium
4-4.5 brisk

If you do it often enough though like anything it gets easier.
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:13
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Originally Posted by paulsanderson
20 miuets per mile.so it should take you no longer than one and a half hours if you can walk at around 5 miles per hour. you could walk i mile in 15 mins.. so then it would be the same..
20 minutes per mile (3mph) would take you 2 hours.
15 minutes per mile (4mph) would take you 1 1/2 hours.

5mph would take 1 hour and 12 minutes.
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:15
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Originally Posted by scn123
what do you live on - bread and water !

That's what I was wondering as well!
It would take me about 30- 40 a week to feed an average adult.
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:16
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I would never spend 30-40 pounds on food, I spend 15 max.
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Old 09-10-2005, 16:35
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I reckon 2 hours there unless its really hilly and 2hrs 30 back as you'll be shattered.
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Old 09-10-2005, 17:18
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i spend 15 max on food a week too, sometimes less... 11 quid this week coz i only bought 1 beer

i walked from my parents home to uni a few times, that was 5 miles and took me an hour, mostly uphill coming back though which was uncool
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Old 09-10-2005, 17:35
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Originally Posted by trash80
i spend 15 max on food a week too, sometimes less... 11 quid this week coz i only bought 1 beer
i walked from my parents home to uni a few times, that was 5 miles and took me an hour, mostly uphill coming back though which was uncool
What: you bought one beer which cost you 4? Baffled...

If you only spent 15 a week, that's just about 2 a day - for 3 meals, so only 65p per meal.

I reckon I'd spend nearer 1- 2 per meal. That would include not beer but bottled drinking water.
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Old 09-10-2005, 17:38
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It takes me approx 8 mins to walk 1 mile, I'm a fast walker too, but this is in perfect weather conditions, no wind, no rain, just sun.

Last time I timed myself anyway, bit sad I know, but there are reasons.

Warp speed me go.

I live exactly 1 mile from the train station, which every morning takes me about 8 minutes, obviously you don't want to miss train, lol.

Maybe as walking I do take routes cars can't so maybe a bit less than a mile.

But I guess as you do walk on further you get bit tired or a stitch sometimes.

Appartently we walk faster if rain.
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Old 09-10-2005, 17:41
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Originally Posted by oulandy
What: you bought one beer which cost you 4? Baffled...

If you only spent 15 a week, that's just about 2 a day - for 3 meals, so only 65p per meal.

I reckon I'd spend nearer 1- 2 per meal. That would include not beer but bottled drinking water.
well i buy fresh veg and cook my own food not get pre-made ones, that 15 includes toiletries as well of course

well also didn't buy any eggs coz i had a box full already
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Old 09-10-2005, 19:06
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Originally Posted by oulandy
20 minutes per mile (3mph) would take you 2 hours.
15 minutes per mile (4mph) would take you 1 1/2 hours.

5mph would take 1 hour and 12 minutes.



thanks for the maths lesson. i used the wrong head...
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Old 09-10-2005, 19:14
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OP, get something with wheels - second-hand bike, rollerblades.
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Old 09-10-2005, 19:15
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I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more.


so nyehhh :P
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