Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Job of Race Pacer

Lots of races have people designated to maintain a certain pace to help the athletes finish in a projected time. This is such a great service and I am thrilled when a race has pacers that actually benefit medium-speed walkers … Continue reading

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Arizon Distance Classic Results — Update 3-31

NOTE: On 3-31 I rechecked results to add everyone in our group, and I noticed my finish time had changed. Darn! Not as fast as I thought I was. This seems more accurate though, because it matches the time on … Continue reading

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Adventures in Tucson

Our trip to Tucson for the Arizona Distance Classic started out with a little excitement. The first leg of our flight into Denver had a little trouble landing. Apparently, the pilot knew he would be unable to steer the plane … Continue reading

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Walking in Williamsburg

Work travel can make it difficult to get walking in, too. When I travel in the fall, I’m required to attend a lot more meetings, so it is harder to find time to walk then. In the Spring, like now, … Continue reading

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It can be Hard to Eat Healthy When Traveling

Sometimes it is really difficult to eat healthy foods when traveling. (Don’t get me started on airports.). For me there are two types of traveling that make eating healthy difficult: 1) family travel where there are great restaurants and lots … Continue reading

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Why do I Care?

I have gotten past that whole “racewalkers look funny” thing. Well, I thought I had gotten past it. Two recent events make me wonder. Last week on a nice day I was racewalking to a nearby park. I walk this … Continue reading

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5 Miles and Partial Hills

Deb, Elaine and I started out doing hills tonight at Griggs Reservoir. We did a half-mile warmup, but after two laps, I was tired. The hills were a little too much for me today. We decided to walk on the … Continue reading

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Fitness Update

I keep all of you updated on my walking regularly, so you know I’m pretty much ready for the Arizona Distance Classic in two weeks. But I haven’t written about other fitness objectives recently. The Push Up Challenge is much … Continue reading

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Pebbles in Shoes

Today as I was walking, I suddenly noticed a pebble in my left shoe. It was a pretty small one and for a while it just kind of bounced around my shoe. First it was under the ball of my … Continue reading

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Why are the First 2 Miles so Hard!

I needed 10 miles this weekend. Because it was raining yesterday, and I really could not see doing 10 miles inside on a track, I opted to walk today. Though chilly and damp out, at least it wasn’t actively raining. … Continue reading

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