St James

Getting Fit for the Way of St James

Making the most of the Camino by being prepared

St James

To get the most out of this exciting trip it will help to have a good level of walking fitness. Following is a schedule that could help you get to a level for most of the walks. Don’t worry if you find its too much you can stick to the shorter walks and enjoy them all the more:

Fitness Schedule
  Week Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Up hill       Rolling    
  1 15 min 15 min 20 min 15 min 20 min 15 min 20 min
  2 15 min 20 min 20 min 15 min 20 min 15 min 25 min
  3 15 min 25 min 20 min 15 min 25 min 20 min 25 min
  4 20 min 30 min 20 min 20 min 25 min 20 min 30 min
  5 20 min 30 min 30 min 20 min 20 min 25 min 35 min
  6 30 min 35 min 35 min 30 min 30 min 30 min 45 min
  7 30 min 40 min 40 min 30 min 35 min 35 min 50 min
  8 35 min 40 min 40 min 30 min 40 min 35 min 60 min
  9 40 min 50 min 50 min 30 min 50 min 40 min 60 min

10 Add 10 minutes to Day 9 up until you are comfortable walking 60 minutes without stopping and feel comfortable when you stop.
Those who wish to walk a few kilometres a day need to be able to walk across rolling terrain for 2-3 hours.


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Written by: Mandy Page

Mandy is one well-travelled person, having visited all 7 continents! Over the years her travels have taken her to the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada, Vanuatu, the Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, China, Burma, Croatia, Slovenia, Vietnam, India, Laos, Cambodia, Argentina and Antarctica plus a few more.

Mandy has always had an adventurous spirit, especially for places more unusual. She particularly enjoys introducing others to these destinations and making it possible for people to realise a life’s dream.

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