The most frequent question asked is "How fit should I be to walk the Camino de Santiago"?
First of all, don't worry. People of all ages and walks of life have been walking the Camino for over 1000 years. I wouldn't say to do nothing, this is a walking pilgrimage. A pilgrim must be in good walking condition to do the Camino. But we can help ease your worries.
It is best to walk at home and gradually increase the distance you walk each day. The best training would be to walk different types of terrain as well, pavement, gravel, hills, flat, etc... This will greatly improve your stamina. Also, walk with your pack as well as without during your training period. Wear your pilgrimage shoes as well, you want broken in shoes to help your feet be more comfortable. We have found if you are in good walking condition, you will be fine on this pilgrimage.
We also plan our walks with short days, these days are nice. They allow us to walk so our muscles keep moving, yet time in the afternoon to rest our bodies and feet. A little siesta, a nice meal and a good nights sleep is always nice on the Camino
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen
Ephesians 4:32Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.