UPDATE: Originally posted 28 Sep 15
You’re doing yours, right? Yeah, it sucks, but embrace the suck and get it done. Older than dirt (61 in 26 days), did
5 4 miles, 85 65 pounds (yeah, lighter, I know…) @ 17 16 14 minutes per mile. Basically I went for speed, not distance. In essence, I jogged about half of it. Temperature was 55 f, variable clouds, light breeze. You can do better!
Footwear change: Merrill MOAB Rover, Mid Weight, leather. Very light, very durable (so far) have done about 20 miles in them with no break in, molds to foot, not a single hot spot or blister, only one pair of socks, no moleskin or any other ‘pre-walk’ prep. Makes a huge difference to me.