For those new to longer walks, you may want to build your endurance. Fortunately there are numerous plans available for building both strength and endurance. Here are a few:
- American Heart Association Six-Week Beginner Walking Plan
Runners World Seven Week Start Walking Plan
- Mayo Clinic Twelve Week Walking Schedule
We also recommend phone apps to help you document your accomplishments. Thanks to the VeryWell site for a list of the Top 10 Apps.
We agree that Map My Hike/Walk remains the best. It allows direct posting to Facebook, Email and Twitter. We prefer the Hike version because it accommodates walks off of streets, including park trails which may not show up on maps.