I can say with confidence that my number of 'steps per day' since a young age has been well above average.
An active childhood, followed by a yomp or three in the Marines, a few years running with clients, travelling afar and my own training platform to boot. It adds up.
Investing in the Garmin Forerunner 235 was solely for the training info; heart rate, running pace and training data. It quickly turned into a positive tool to track overall activity and time on feet. Now, with 5 months collated, the step count is very useful for an assessment.
The info on steps has been motivating for the following reason.
# my goal has required a progressive level of loading and due to the nature of the goal, walking is considered part of the effort. Therefore an insight into steps (these numbers include the running sets) confirm that month by month I was placing more volume/ repetition on my body. When the longer sessions arrived , over the last 2 months, overall movement stress reduced, albeit in some sessions there were 80,000 steps being completed.
A complimenting tracking device which has had it's place in the long term plan.
Throughout this I have reminded myself:
The watch will not take any steps for me
The App will not complete the strength circuits, food prep, training miles or sleep for me.
The watch doesn't feel pain.
The watch is coming along for the ride and will be carried over the finish line.
The Oner takes place this Saturday 8th April. 82 miles , 10,000 ft of climbing and 24 hours to complete.
I am running to raise funds for the Royal Marines Association. You can help raise funds by donating here.
One Mad Mule.
Use your steps to your advantage. Cross reference it with other information and let it be part of the plan.
Best in training.