My DH & i was at a park walking when another lady came up on the walking track behind us. Me & my DH were walking at a fast pace.
And the back of my calves were hurting from the pounding on the cement, so i stopped to rub my legs & told DH this was killing my calves. So we paused rested a moment and went back to walking.
After another lap, we decided to stop. The lady stopped to talk to us, she was a nurse and she said she was married to a doctor. The lady told us she noticed me complaining about my calves hurting, and told us were walking too fast, and were trying to hard. I weight 218 lbs, so that's alot of weight on my legs too to be pounding on the pavement that hard.
I told the lady that i always heard that you had to walk at a pace of 1 mile in 15 mins. for it to do any good, which is close to 3.5 or 4 mph.
The lady said you don't have to walk that fast. She said you just need to just walk at a normal pace nonstop for 30 minutes, and that's good enough.
My guess is that she is talking about just walking for health, which is good for older folks, but i want to burn calories and walk a little faster. This lady said she is 56 yrs. old, i am 48.
But thing is, i used to exercise regular every day & quit and i have not exercised much in a long time, so this is hard on me.
My thing is, i am out of shape & i am over doing it on the exercise and trying to pick up where i left off, but its hard on me.
Should i take it easy til i get used to exercising again?
Would it be in my best interest to walk slower til i get used to walking everyday & then pick up my pace?
Do you have to walk at a faster pace to get full benefits of walking to loose weight?
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