Monthly Archives: August 2008

Working a Water Stop

The Buckeye Striders and friends had a great time working a water stop at the Spirit of the Marathon Half Marathon today. We had just 9 people, though 11 volunteers are recommended. At first we were doing great keeping up … Continue reading

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12 Miles Today!

A small group of Buckeye Striders met at Sharon Woods for our 12-mile day. The New Albany Walking Club was there, too. (Hmmm, trying to take over our turf?) There’s a half marathon in Columbus tomorrow, and both of these … Continue reading

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45 Minutes on Friday

Even though I had a high school football game to get to Friday night, I was able to fit a 45-min walk in. (I was pretty proud of myself.) As soon as I got home I changed my clothes and … Continue reading

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47-Min Walk tonight

I needed to get 45 min of walking in tonight. When I got home about 5:30 I quickly downloaded a new audio book on my MP3 player and went out the door. (OK, my daughter pushed me out the door! … Continue reading

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Be Careful — Please

This is disturbing. Today a friend and I went to the park by the river for lunch. I noticed a bunch of flyers posted all over and walked over to read one. Apparently, on a nearby street, a woman was … Continue reading

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Hiking Anyone?

Part of my “job” as editor of WALK! Magazine is to try walking shoes. Normally, this goes two ways: 1) I go to a running store, try lots of shoes, buy the pair that is perfect for the type of … Continue reading

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8 Miles Today

Did my 8 miles a little differently today. Normally I walk with my friend Deb or with my walking club. Today, for convenience sake, I didn’t. I left from my house, walked the 1 mile to the park by the … Continue reading

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Paul Newberry with AP Disses Racewalking!

Hey Paul Newberry with AP, you didn’t really say this, did you? On the other hand, synchronized swimming should look no more out of place at the Olympics than rhythmic gymnastics, where competitors prance around the mat using clubs, hoops, … Continue reading

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Olympic Racewalkers Finally get Some Respect

Here is a great story about Olympic racewalking in Beijing that appeared on NPR! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93773028 Apparently, the original course for the 50K and 20K racewalks was granite. The walkers complained, including American Philip Dunn. From the story: Race walkers say … Continue reading

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30 Minutes Tonight

I waited until almost 10 to get my 30 min in tonight. Because I was supposed to do just 45 min easy, I worked on form only tonight. I almost tripped a couple of times because the sidewalks are a … Continue reading

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