Learn how to prepare for a power walking session to stay safe and well-equipped when you exercise, whatever the conditions!
For more tips on preparing for power walking, take a look at the other videos in our series!
Learn a range of tips to adopt when preparing for a power walking session that will help you make the most of your outing.
Voice-over: Will Davies
Preparing for a power walking session
In this video you will learn how to prepare for your power walking sessions.
To prepare for a session, follow these 4 steps :
Take note of the weather and the difficulty of the route.
Prepare your equipment.
Check the state of your shoes.
And inform a close friend or family member of your outing.
Firstly, take note of the weather and the difficulty of the route.
Before leaving, check the weather conditions and adapt your outfit accordingly.
For this we advise you to watch our videos on how to dress for a power walking session.
For your security, avoid going out in stormy weather. On hot days, tend towards sessions early in the morning, or in the evening in the cool air.
Determine in advance the duration of your route and the number of kilometers that you plan on travelling.
Secondly, prepare your equipment.
The typical equipment for an outing is relatively minimal. Take as much water as necessary, your ID, a snack, and perhaps a fully charged mobile phone.
Adapt your food and water reserves according to the duration and the intensity of your session.
Thirdly, check the state of your shoes.
Before you hit the road, consider checking the state of the soles of your shoes.
Your soles should not be cracked or coming loose.
Fourthly, inform a close family member of your outing.
When planning a long session, let someone close to you know your route and your schedule.
Keep a charged phone with you, to stay contactable and able to call emergency services if needed.
You now know how to prepare for your power walking sessions safely. Have a nice walk!