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Gabby and I took our usual daily exercise in the morning taking to the local streets for a walk of three miles.

My, so called, training plan calls for four miles today so I’ll need to have a play on the treadmill later.

Before firing up the treadmill and associated tech, I downloaded an app to my phone.

Zwift Companion on the iPhone works in conjunction with Zwift on my Mac and allows control of the main aspects of Zwift. Tapping on the iPhone screen should be a lot easier than controlling a cursor whilst running.

When the time for my extra mile arrived, I changed into shorts and slipped on my running shoes, complete with footpod. I started the Mac and iPhone and started the requisite apps.

For the location of today’s run, I picked Harrogate.

Amazingly, everything synced – the footpod with the Mac and the Mac with the iPhone. I put the treadmill in motion.

Once up to speed, I stepped on board and started walking. Zwift picked my movement up and my avatar started shuffling down the road.

As you can see from the screenshot, Zwift started out as a cycling app and still has a lot more participants on wheels than on feet.

The companion app worked very well, allowing me to switch camera angles, select turns and take snapshots.

As I neared the end of my walk, which ended up at two and a bit miles, I took a snapshot so that I could compare the Zwift Virtual Harrogate with the real thing, courtesy of Google Maps.

I think that Zwift does a pretty god job.

# WALK 1000 MILES in 2020

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