Originally Posted by swampfox
You can't do those 80 miles in 3 or 4 days and claim you're not athletic.
It would be a 9 day trip for me.
My hat's off to you.
I think to a large extent, hiking long distances is less about athleticism and more about motivation. After 15 miles, everybody is going to be a little tired and sore, maybe have a blister or two. The trick is to keep motivated enough to keep going, particularly if you know there is another gruesome climb ahead of you...