General preparation and training
Train well for the PLOD and you will get through the challenge safely and have a much more enjoyable time. For any long distance walking challenge there is only one form of training that will ensure you perform well –walking! No great surprise there. If you are generally fit and do lots of sport – you will be off to a good start. This event will see you on the trail non-stop for around 12–17 hours. Many a good marathon runner and endurance cyclist throw in the towel so do not make any assumptions that walking is easy. Your PLOD success is about teamwork so the more training you can do together, the better. We all need a little encouragement when the going gets tough.