Walking in Scotland
For those of you that have done a golf vacation in Scotland, or similar locales, I'm curious how big of a deal it is to walk several days in a row? For instance, we have scheduled 8 rounds in 7 days in July, with the thought that we may add in another round or two in an open evening.
All four of us are in relatively good shape and play anywhere from 50-100 rounds a year, most of which are in 90-100* Oklahoma heat/humidity. The highest handicap in the group is a 5, so everyone should be able to get around the courses pretty smoothly. I have started walking and carrying my bag every round to prepare, but despite ~180 miles a month on the Peloton and walking at least once a week, I still don't feel like I'm anywhere close to being able to walk 7 days in a row. I was dragging at the end of my round yesterday.
To be fair, my club is a tougher than normal walk, relatively hilly and some American style gaps between greens and tees... more than 95% of the rounds on the course are played in carts. One of the guys going with us has done a Scotland golf trip before and says the course I am walking is almost like walking the Old Course twice. He acts like everyone will be fine, but he was also 25 when he went before and I just turned 41. I don't want to get over there and end up having to skip a day on an awesome course because I need a day to rest.
tl/dr Are there some additional things, other than middle-aged dude cardio stuff, that we need to be doing to prepare to walk/carry 7 days in a row?
All thoughts are appreciated!