The Great Aussie Hike is an endurance event. It is important to condition your body accordingly.
The program developed by the professionals at Revolution PT is a combination of cardio, strength and mobility sessions. This combination ensures that you develop the fitness levels required to walk long distances and that you build the strength in your joints and muscles to continue when fatigued. This is also very important to help with injury prevention as well.
It is important to remember that for those planning to walk the entire course, there is a huge mental component to completing the distance. The ability to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Conditioning your muscles and joints with strengthening and mobility training sessions will mean that you can walk further before the aching and pain becomes so great that you have to retire.