Everybody walks, jogs, hikes, and runs at a different pace and takes different breaks at different times. Here are a few general guidelines for you to remember.
As the founder of the GreatWalksandTravel.com, I have developed the following guidelines to help you know your walking/hiking levels.We rate hikes; Easy, Moderate, and Advanced for Distance, Pace, and Elevation Gains.
EASY level: Be prepared to hike 2-3 miles in the AM and 4-6 for the day.
MODERATE level: Be prepared to hike 4-5 miles in the AM and 8-10 for the day.
ADVANCED level: Be prepared to hike 6-8 miles in the AM and 12-16 for the day.
EASY level: Be prepared to hike at 3.0 to 3.5 miles per hour.
MODERATE level: Be prepared to hike at 3.3 to 3.8 miles per hour.
ADVANCED level: Be prepared to hike at 3.5 to 4.0 miles per hour.
EASY level: Be prepared for 500 to 1500 in elevevation gains.
MODERATE level: Be prepared for 1000 to 2000 in elevation gains.
ADVANCED level: Be prepared for 1500 to 3000 in elevation gains.
WANT TO KNOW MORE
It is important to remember that you are not racing against others nor are you competing against others, you are trying to be a better you. In order to help you be a better you, you need to find your base level. One way to do that it to do the same walk, hike, or run 5 times and then calculate the average. Now that you have YOUR base, you are on your way to being a better you.
We recommend getting a GPS Tracker like the Garmin below to help you find your base.