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Breast Cancer 3-Day Walks

Wendy's Suggested Training Schedule

Goal: By the time you start the Breast Cancer 3-Day, you should be comfortable walking two days 15-20 miles back to back.

Pre-requirements: You can complete a 6 mile walk comfortably. If not, back up to the Absolute Beginners Tutorial or use the 10-Week Walk of Life Program. It is also recommended that you have a physical exam and discuss with your medical provider your plans to walk this event. Consult with your Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk Coach for individualized schedules and advice.

Weekly Schedule

  • Tuesday, Thursday: walk for an hour (3-4 miles).
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Days off.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Mileage building days (you may shift this to other days of the week, but keep them adjacent).
  • If you are used to walking an hour a day, continue to do so, but build in a rest day after your two long days.
  • This schedule varies mileage-building weeks with base mileage weeks, to allow a steady build-up of mileage with less risk of injury.
  • Then final 3 weeks are your taper - it gives the body time to convert its muscle fibers over from slow-twitch to fast-twitch, with excellent gains in performance.
Week #
Mon.
Tue.
Wed.
Thur.
Fri.
Sat.
Sun.
Total
1
Off 3 Off 3 Off 6 6 18
2
Off 3 Off 3 Off 6 8 20
3
Off 4 Off 4 Off 8 6 22
4
Off 4 Off 4 Off 8 8 24
5
Off 4 Off
4
Off 10 6 24
6
Off
4
Off
4
Off 10 8 26
7
Off 4 Off 4 Off 10 10
28
8 Off
4
Off
4
Off 12 6 26
9 Off 4 Off 4 Off 12 8
28
10 Off
4
Off
4
Off 12 10 30
11 Off 4 Off 4 Off 12 12 32
12 Off
4
Off
4
Off 14 6 28
13 Off 4 Off 4 Off 14 10 32
14 Off
4
Off
4
Off 14 14 36
15 Off 4 Off 4 Off 16 6 30
16 Off
4
Off
4
Off 16 10 34
17 Off 4 Off 4 Off 16 14 38
18 Off 4 Off 4 Off 16 16 44
19 Off 4 Off 4 Off 10 10 28
20 Off 4 Off 4 Off 18 10 36
21 Off 4 Off 4 Off 18 14 38
22 Off 4 Off 4 Off 18 18 42
23 Off 4 Off 4 Off 10 10 28
24 Off 4 Off 4 Off 20 10 38
25 Off 4 Off 4 Off 6 6 20
26 Off 4 Off 4 Off 10 6 22
27 Off 4 Off 4 Off 10 6 22
28 3-Day Walk

Keep track of your mileage, how you feel, what you wore, speed, what you ate and drank. Use one of our Calendars, Logs, and Trackers.

3-Day Heat Safety
Don't become a statistic - know when to stop. this is the single biggest reason for getting hospitalized during an Avon 3-Day Walk.

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Marathon Walking Tutorial has information on all aspects of training for a long-distance event.

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