Distance: 22.2 km Moving time: 4:21:58 Pace: 11:48/km Day two (here you can read about day one). This second day I took a bus to Park De Hoge Veluwe, a national park in the East of the Netherlands with an extensive network of walking and cycling routes that take you through some amazing Dutch nature. At… Read More ENDLESS APPETITE: THE SECOND HIKE
Distance: 10.0 km Moving time: 1:57:07 Pace: 11:42/km Since I promised to keep you updated on my training progress, I thought today would be a good day to tell you about my first hiking attempt. In case you are wondering, I followed the advice given in the previous post and took a backpack with me.… Read More LOVE YOUR BLISTERS, DATE YOUR BACKPACK: THE FIRST HIKING ATTEMPT
Now we have gotten over the initial shock of the endeavour, let’s dive into a little history of the Camino de Santiago and Saint James in particular. Although most people have heard of the pilgrimage to Santiago, not everyone is aware of where all these roads are actually leading to and why people have travelled… Read More THE WAY OF ST. JAMES
Walking or hiking* 20 kilometres without a plan on a random day should be doable. Covering that distance six days in a row – and keeping in mind the Way won’t always be as flat as my country – some groundwork might be required. Oh, and did I mention the 8-10kg you are carrying on… Read More THE ROAD TO WALKING 20KM A DAY: TRAINING FOR A LONG DISTANCE HIKE
The first thing that appeared in my mind after making the decision to perform the Camino, was not figuring out who this St. James-guy was and why people were walking days on end to be near his relics. To be honest, I was more concerned with the fact that I had now internally agreed to… Read More DECISION MADE. NOW WHAT?