Hello all, long time reader, new user.
I was a Cadet in the ATC from 2009 to 2016 and during my 7 years I completed Nijmegen (and the pre-requisite marches e.g. RAFWARMA). I was offered the opportunity to partake in the Dodentocht walk but declined at the time.
Since lockdown has meant I’ve become quite sedentary I now have my sights on getting active again and hopefully completing Dodentocht walk later this year.
I would really appreciate it if there were any Dodentocht veterans who could provide some tips and training advice. I will be taking part as a civilian rather than as part of any military/cadet team.
Before the new year I had been building my stamina up again and can now easily walk 25km without any issues as a baseline fitness (but certain I could walk 40km still). I have created a planned training schedule; walking fortnightly, starting at 25km and increasing by 5km with each walk until around 70km. It is also my plan to take part in the classic training events a team training for Nijmegen would do e.g. RAFWARMA, Waendel as they would happen throughout the year.