Exercise! - Question re: Walking Speed

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10-30-2008, 02:07 PM
Hi there

Looking for some ideas on why it's now taking me an extra 5 minutes to walk the same route/distance that I have been walking now for months.

Would clothes be a factor? During the warmer days I would wear shorts and a tank. With the cooler weather now I am wearing long pants, t shirt and sweater.

My stride and pace are exactly the same.

Any insight would be appreciated.


10-30-2008, 02:14 PM
If your stride and pace were exactly the same, your speed would be the same, so one of those has changed. Even a very slight variation in the length of your stride or your speed would make a difference over the entire length you're walking.

My guess is that the longer clothes are more constricting, and have therefore decreased your stride length a bit, so each step covers just a bit less distance. Even if your pace stayed the same, this would have an effect.

10-30-2008, 10:22 PM
Maybe your body has hit a plateau in progress .. or like you said clothes could be a factor.

Do you find you still do the route with the same level of energy?