Racewalking in Carmel by-the-sea

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My plan was to go to Carmel and learn to racewalk, but what I got……was much more!Not only did I actually get to racewalk, but I got the opportunity to spend time with some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. People just like me ,who have a passion for walking . […]

Why I walk

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One of the UCSF Clinical Research Fellows, ( my favorite one actually ), called me last night as part of my monthly research follow up. After we got done with the question and answers, I mentioned to her that I was thinking of take racewalking lessons. At first I don’t think she understood what I […]

I look too Healthy

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I get this all the time……… “You look so healthy” “You don’t look like you have a disability” “You can walk farther then I can” “You look amazingly fit for someone with severe asthma” “You make marathon walking look so easy”, and so on, and so on…. I usually take it as a compliment, but […]

Got the Medal !

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After 3 and a half long months of complaining to everyone on the planet, the race promoter of the US HALF Marathon in San Francisco, finally made good on his promise to send me ( us) our medals. We earned the symbol of accomplishment just like everyone else who received theirs at the finish line. […]

Im going to Dave Mc Govern’s Racewalking Clinic !!!

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Can you tell I’m excited? ?? I feel like a little kid….The folks at RESUME. Hopefully afterward the seminar , I’ll finally be able to say…..I’m a real racewalker! I actually know what I’m doing now! Well, at least that’s the plan. I have no desire to pursue a career in competitive racewalking, I just […]

New aches and pains.

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Seems that the quest for improved walking efficiency has brought with it some new aches and pains. Yesterday’s walk included a little more racewalking technique than it usually does. I focused primarily on knee straightening , foot rolling and to a lesser degree, hip rotation. Not surprisingly, today my ankle and lower back are quite […]

Back in the green and back in the groove

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Only took me four days to recover from last weekend’s 13 miler AND.. my breathing is back to baseline ! I probably could of got out yesterday but, I didn’t want to push my luck. Today’s jaunt was more of a self-analysis session than a power walk . Im trying to figure out ways to […]

New training strategy

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It’s now three days post-race and the body aches have eased up a lot though, not completely. I hope to get out and do at least, a short walk by this weekend. I’m already planning my strategy for the San Francisco Marathon in late July and I cant wait to get out there and start […]