Self Observations: FEV1 and Breathlessness

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma Symptoms, Dyspnea, FEV1, lung disease and exercise, Peak Flows, Pulmonary function tests, Shortness of Breath, Walking

Always curious about things, earlier this week I did a series of FEV1 measurements on myself. I wanted to see if my dyspnea(shortness of breath)which waxes and wanes throughout the day, would correlate with my FEV1 readings. I took the first reading early in the morning when my breathing is at its best. I blew […]

Your mileage may vary

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Fitness Walking, Marathon Training, Racewalking, Shortness of Breath, Walking, Walking shoes and apparel

Well, despite a few minor setbacks, I still managed to end the year with883 miles walked. A drop of almost 400 miles from my best walking year back in 2006, but nonetheless, still impressive when you consider what I have to work with. Overall, my basic walking routine really hasn’t changed that much, I’m still […]

Walk kind of walker are you?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Funny walking stuff, Marathon walking, People, Places and Events, Racewalkers, Racewalking, Walking

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 […]

Yes…I still racewalk, but

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, training progress, Walking

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 […]


Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Fitness Walking, Marathon Training

For some reason this has been one the toughest training seasons I can remember. Not because of my lungs as you might guess, but because of persistent legs problems! It’s just one injury after another. Two weeks ago I pulled a hamstring muscle in my right leg, last weekend I developed an anterior shin splint […]