Getting slower and fatter.

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For the past few months Ive been timing some my longer tempo walks (walking at race pace) and the results are pretty much what I feared…..I’m getting slower! In just 3 years Ive slowed almost 40 minutes in the half marathon distance. In 2006 for example, I PRd (personal record) the SF half marathon with […]

Rock & Roll training complete

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My training for the Ms Lizzy, will be doing this race. It’s always nice to have the support of your friends and fellow walker/runners at a fun event like this. My goal for this race, as with every race I do, is simply to finish it… AND… without making myself sick. Because of my declining […]

Asthma and marathon training updates

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma Symptoms, Exercise&Fitness, Marathon Training, Other medical tests, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, Shortness of Breath, walking events

It’s generally been a rough couple of months on the asthma front. This disease has been kicking my butt. Seems like I’ve been sick more often than not. A couple weeks ago I started flaring again pretty severely, and, as a result, had to up my prednisone to 50mg for a few days. The prednisone […]

Happy to be training again.

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I’M TRAINING FOR A MARATHON ….well actually a half marathon, but it’s so nice to hear those words again. Hard to believe it’s been almost 5 months since Ive done any serious distance walking . To be honest with you, since the LSDs, I’m gonna try to increase the number of 5- mile baseline walks […]

Walk kind of walker are you?

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Just as runners come in a variety of flavors (joggers, runners, sprinters, hurdlers, marathoners, ultramarathoners, etc.),not all walkers are alike. They also come in an assortment of flavors. ( Marciatori Racewalking Track… Circa 1900 ) (Italy’s Ugo Frigerio wins the 10-kilometer race walk at the 1924 Olympics) By definition, “walking” requires one foot to be […]

Marathon training starts now

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With my health kinda all over the place and now with the crummy weather , it’s been really tough to set an official start date for the Rome marathon training. Well, on Saturday morning in between storms ,I finally took the plunge and completed my first semi long slow distance training walk of the season. […]

Yes…I still racewalk, but

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While it’s true that Ive cut way back on my walking in general (my mileage total is way down compared to last year), I do in fact, still racewalk on a regular basis. I try to get out at least twice a week on the Carquinez bridge if I’m feeling up to it…. plus I […]

A week of experimentation…..and more confused than ever

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma Symptoms, Exacerbation Recovery, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Peak Flows, Shortness of Breath, Walking, Wheeze

Since no one seems to know why Ive been getting so sick, so frequently lately , and since there’s a tendency to blame walking as a trigger,  I decided to do a little experimenting to see if I could find a link between taking long walks, and my breathing flare-ups. Last Saturday just 4 days […]

Who woulda thought

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< This morning's routine 5 miler put me over the 1000 mile mark for the total number of fitness miles walked since the first of the year. Lets see, that’s the equivalent of: 38 Marathons 76 Half Marathons 166 10Ks 334 5Ks 7 Badwaters San Francisco to Las Vegas Roundtrip Not bad for a broken […]