Patience and planning wrote:
So in the past 8 days he has averaged 47.5 miles per day. If you walk 15min/mi pace for 12 hours per day, while still getting 8 hours of sleep per night, which is 48 miles per day. Anything under 50 miles per day, I think anybody could do with about 3 weeks of long walking training beforehand. Possible schedule for 48 mi/day walking 15min/mi pace:
7:30am- Wake up, eat, prepare
8:00am- Start walking
12:00pm- Lunch, recover
5:00pm- Dinner, recover
10:00pm- second dinner, clean up, post on letsrun
This schedule gives 4hours for eating and other stuff, 8 hours of sleep, 12 hours of walking. 48 miles per day is not insanely difficult.
That makes too much sense, and where is the fun in that?
Way more fun to strictly adhere to the Official Robert Young Pacing Strategy:
Every hour, roll a die. Do the following if you roll a:
1) Run 10 miles at 6:00 pace.
2) Walk 1.5 miles at 40:00 pace.
3) Nap, or read Let's Run.
5) Randomly grab your TomTom/tracker/old-timey-log-book (doesn't matter which one), fiddle with it (turn it on/off randomly, place it in your pocket or on the dash, write in it, marvel at all your cool gadgets, it doesn't matter which one), but for the love of Pete, DON'T share any of it publicly unless it's been vetted, processed and edited for public consumption by Dustin "The Gadget Guy" Brooks.
6) Sit on the side of the road in an exhausted stupor, while writing "Chapter Eight: Pennsylvania - So Hilly - The Dark Days" of your autobiography in your head.[/quote]
It all makes sense now!!