Everyone attending trek will need to prepare themselves physically to avoid injury and so they can gain the most spiritually from our trek experience. To prepare for trek you should walk or run three or more times a week for 30 minutes for at least 8 weeks. In order to accomplish this requirement prior to Trek, you must begin no later than May 17th. 

A few suggestions:

 

  • Exercising 3 times a week for 30 minutes is a minimum and may not be enough for some of us. 

  • We suggest working up to daily exercise for those who are not used to exercising

  • Please DO NOT walk or run alone. Exercise is much more fun (and safe) with an exercise buddy. 

May

  • Exercise AT LEAST 30 minutes 3 times per week. 

  • Walk or run to your comfort, if just starting out stay on flat surfaces (ie track or pavement)

  • Practice drinking lots of water when you exercise -HYDRATE!

  • Get your Trek shoes by the end of the month and "Break them in" We suggest tennis shoes or light weight hiking boots. 

June

  • Increase your exercise to AT LEAST 30 minutes 4 times per week

  • Carry water with you and drink often!

  • Walk in your trek clothing at least on time so you'll know what to fix if they don't feel right

  • Start walking trails and unpaved surfaces with care. 

july

  • Increase exercise to 30-45 minutes 5 times per week. 

  • Take at least one long walk of no less than 60 minutes

  • Walk different routes to vary the terrain where you walk. 

  • Walk at difference times of day to get used to different temperatures

  • Eat healthy and get adequate sleep. 

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