Training Walk 5th Dec 2021
January 1, 2022
After the completion of my Lowland Leader Qualification the excitement and enthusiasm is still here so I decided to go full force into a training walk, and see what I can do in 2 hours.
I was also trying out an early Christmas present of a new backpack, the Osprey Rook 65L in green. The Rook is a great combination of a quality pack, a great carry frame and a budget friendly price. I loaded it up with some bits of gear and an 8KG kettlebell to make it a bit more realistic to a full load carry.
I set my watch and HRM away and went 1 hour down the Deerness Valley Railway path, using walking poles and a wireless headphone to listen to the We Need More Heros podcast (Now called The Call to Adventure podcast) for company.
The paths were pretty flooded as it was the day after a pretty big storm, I got wet feet.
In total I complete around 6 miles in 2 hours 20 mins.
- Re-Waterproof my boots – done
- Pack the Rook fully with camping gear
- Buy better waterproof gear – done