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The Long Walk Exercise Challenge
How long can you survive The Long Walk?
This is a cardio workout based on the rules of The Long Walk.
- Heart rate monitor
- Rest timer - time how long you rest
- Total Timer - time total time to complete challenge. You can use your tread-mills timer if it's built in
The chart below to defines when to Rest and Continue based on your age.
Rest bpm is 85% max + 1, and Continue bpm is 85% max - 5.
The 85% number was determined from heart.org
- Start the treadmill and set it to 4 mph and start walking. Start your total-timer. Your rest-timer should be
paused at 0 if counting up, or 2:00 if counting down.
- When your heart-rate reaches the Rest-bpm, step off the treadmill to rest, then start your
Example: If your age is 32, then rest when your heart rate rises to 163
- Once your heart rate drops to the Continue-bpm, pause your rest-timer, then begin walking
Example: If your age is 32, continue walking when you heart rate drops to 157
- Repeats steps 2 and 3 until your rest-timer reaches 2 minutes, then step off the treadmill and stop your
- You can use long steps, short steps, jog, run, whatever trot you want
- If you last 30 minutes without reaching a Rest bpm, then you win.
Here are my times:
|06/20/2019 4:15 PM
||9 minutes 16 seconds
|06/21/2019 2:30 PM
||9 minutes 36 seconds
|07/06/2019 2:00 PM
||9 minutes 20 seconds
Video of me doing the Cardio Challenge
How long did you last?
Date Created June 20, 2019
Last Updated March 29, 2020