In Why I Walk I argued for taking long seemingly pointless walks, sometimes up to twenty miles a day. To learn.
That is something I been doing most of my life, mostly on weekends, but over the last two years I’ve been more consistent, walking about twelve miles a day, and doing twenty mile walks a few times a month.
I have gotten a lot of questions about tips I have learned from doing that. Things like, what to wear, route selection, how not to get injured, safety, etc.
Below is my attempt to answer some of them, and if there is anything I missed, will try to respond to as many questions as I can in the comments.
While not everyone can or should walk twelve miles a day, hopefully they apply to whatever amount of walking you do.