Although I've been walking every week and keeping up fitness with various gym classes I knew I needed to up my game to longer walks and across consecutive days. That's why this weekend just gone saw two full days of walking.
I got a train to Eastbourne and six hilly hours walking later arrived in Alfriston where I stayed overnight. On Sunday despite the rain, and wind and aches from the previous day I walked seven hours back to Brighton. It was hard work and the weather conditions will be different to those in the Sahara but I'm beginning to get a feel for longer walks. With five months left until the trek I feel I've enough time to increase my walking fitness (fingers crossed!) to a sufficient level.