If your body is not fit enough to walk 25 km in a day, let’s say it’s fit to do 10 km, chances are that you will start to move differently (incorrectly) after those 10 km if you keep on walking. In the complete body chain effect this means your feet will also have a slightly different rolling from heel to toes; which translates to friction and as a result of that, blisters (as a minimum discomfort). So, foot care is not only about applying the right cream or lubricant, it’s about taking care of yourself in general.
We all know that most routes out there on the internet provide certain fixed itineraries and most of them are very challenging for an average walker. If you are not trained enough, don’t follow these fixed itineraries, or at least split each leg in two for the first 2 or 3 days.
It’s okay to walk 10 or 15 km the first couple of days and then increase the length gradually. There are plenty of albergues on the road, take a look at our route pages and create your own itinerary.
There’s another advantage to this: less pilgrims checking into the same albergues, so you’ll have a far bigger chance of finding a bed/room.
Another good thing that comes from this is that you’ll be supporting the economy outside the standard (crowded) stops. It will give you far better experiences on your way – promise.