A Simple Sunday Sundown Stroll & Old School Biomechanics of Walking, Running & Pub Crawling

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Walking also called ambulation is the main form locomotion on land, distinguished from running and Pub Crawling.  When carried out in shallow waters, it is usually described as wading and when performed over a steeply rising object or obstacles it becomes scrambling or climbing. On an incline after Pub Crawling it is known as falling down Again. The word Walk is descended from the Old English "to roll".
Walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves the ground: for humans and other bipeds running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step.
For horses and other quadrupedal species, the running gaits may be numerous, and walking keeps three feet at a time on the ground, when Pub Crawling this is any combination of feet & hands that adds up to 3.

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While not strictly bipedal, several primarily bipedal human gaits where the long bones of the arms support at most a small fraction of the body's weight are generally regarded as variants of walking. These include:
1-Hand walking is a very unusual form of locomotion, in which the walker moves primarily using their hands as much needed guides.
2-Walking with the aid of human crutches usually executed by alternating between standing on both legs, rocking forward side to side and falling down.
3-Walking with one or two walking sticks  or trekking poles reducing the load on one or both legs,  supplementing the body's normal balancing mechanisms by also pushing against the ground through at least one arm that holds a long object or another Pub Crawlers shirt tail.
Distant bells, tolls the weekend’s end By the river holding hands

4-Walking while holding on to a walker or cane to aid with balance please reference Snowbirds Blog. 
5-Scrambling, using the arms and hands or some other extension to the arms not just as a backup to normal balance, but, as when walking on talus, to achieve a states of balance that would be impossible  when supported solely by your legs or a Pub stool.
For TravBuddies, walking is the main form of transportation without a vehicle or riding animal. An average walking speed is about 4 to 5 km/h (2 to 3 mph), although this depends heavily on factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, fitness and the length & intensity of the night Pub Crawl.  A pedestrian is a person who is walking on a road, sidewalk or trail
Old School Biomechanics:
Walking is accomplished with a strategy called the double pendulum.
Roll me up and lay me down And if you see it, don't make a sound
  Roll me up and lay me down and if you see it, don't make a sound.  During forward motion, the leg that leaves the ground swings forward from the hip. This sweep is the first pendulum. Then the leg strikes the ground with the heel and rolls through to the toe in a motion described as an inverted pendulum. The motion of the two legs is coordinated so that one foot or the other is always in contact with the ground. The process of walking recovers approximately sixty per cent of the energy used due to pendulum dynamics and ground reaction force.
Walking differs from a running gait in a number of ways. The most obvious is that during walking one leg always stays on the ground while the other is swinging or dancing. In running there is typically a ballistic phase where the Pub Crawler is airborne with both feet in the air for short periods of time, very short periods.
Pick your feet up off the ground And if you hear it as the warm night falls
  Another difference concerns the movement of the center of mass of the body. In walking the body vaults over the leg on the ground, raising the center of mass to its highest point as the leg passes the vertical, and dropping it to the lowest as the legs are spread apart. Essentially kinetic energy of forward motion is constantly being traded for a rise in potential energy. This is reversed in running where the center of mass is at its lowest as the leg is vertical. This is because the impact of landing from the ballistic phase is absorbed by bending the leg and consequently storing energy in muscles and tendons until you fall down. 

Pick your feet up off the ground & if you hear it as the Pub Crawler falls again.

world-traveller123 says:
Very good.
Posted on: Sep 10, 2009
oldschoolbill says:
Thanks Gang!!
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
world-traveller123 says:
AWesome photos.
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
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