How Far Can a Healthy Person Walk?

How Far Can a Healthy Person Walk?

A question that can come up when planning an adventure trek.

Posted on 05.03.2020

How far a healthy and fit person could walk continuously in eight hours or the distance you could achieve in a day is a question that can come up when planning an adventure trek. Another situation that could require it is walking unexpectedly due to transportation breakdowns in a natural disaster or personal emergency.

While your body is made for walking, the distance you can achieve at an average walking pace of 3.1 miles per hour depends on whether you have trained for it or not. A trained walker can walk a 26.2-mile marathon in eight hours or less, or walk 20 to 30 miles in a day. Steadily building your mileage with training allows you to walk long distances with less risk of injury.

Even Beginners Easily Survive a 6-Mile Walk in Two Hours

Untrained walkers can enjoy a two-hour, 6-mile walk at an easy pace, usually with no ill effects. The evidence for this comes from charity walks and American Volkssport Association 10-kilometer volksmarch walks.

People who have not done any dedicated walking usually complete these walks with no problems, although many discover they need better walking shoes.

Walkers on the month-long Camino de Santiago trek typically walk 12 to 20 miles per day on terrain that includes many hills.

Source
Very Well Fit

 

 

 

Share

FacebookTwitter

Have a story to tell or news to share?

Let us know by Submitting a News Story

Discover Queensland

Explore all of Queensland’s adventures.

Start Exploring

What's On

Apr

08

Save your club from COVID-19 financial ruin.

Club Finance and Revenue Webinar
Read more

May

08

Adventure Therapy Aotearoa POSTPONED


Read more

May

08

Women’s Adventure Film Tour,Maryborough

The Women's Adventure Film Tour presented by Paddy Pallin is coming to the Sunshine Coast to celebrate Women's Week 2020!
Read more

Latest News

10,000 Steps encourages you to stay active ...

7 ways that 10,000 Steps encourages you to stay active during COVID-19

Read more
Coronavirus and exercise?

Does the risk of spreading coronavirus make jogging and exercise too dangerous?

Read more
Closures UPDATE

Updates and information on closures and restrictions

Read more

Become a member

We welcome applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More
Tail Lights by Georgina Pratten