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Old 10-30-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-30-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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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?
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