We are a team of four women who hope to do the Oxfam Trailwalker (10 April) in 26 to 28 hours. We've done one back-to-back weekend walking 35km each of the two days and have been training regularly since December. We are planning to do another back-to-back weekend but two of us will do it on 20/21 March and the other two on 27/28 March. Will it be a problem in terms of recovery for the two of us doing it on 27/28 March? My other question is about the final two weeks: apart from just doing a couple of hours at the weekend, how much should you do during the week? Currently, we probably do five hours walking during the week.
There should be no problem at all with recovery in the time remaining, so go for it!
With regards to the final few weeks, I would be inclined to do the last really long walk 7-10 days out and then ease right back but still walking daily to keep the legs ticking over. The day before the walk can be a complete rest but there is a case for doing some easy walking on that last day as well. If you are fit I would be inclined to do some easy walking on the last day, especially if you are travelling more than a few hours to get to the event (Do the walk upon arrival to flush the muscles).
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