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Old 10-31-2017, 09:57 AM
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:41 AM
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I thought walking as a sport seemed like a joke, until I saw how much training these people do. I don't have any more expectations that I can excel at that anymore than I believe I can excel at marathons just because I can run.
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:08 AM
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I thought walking as a sport seemed like a joke, until I saw how much training these people do. I don't have any more expectations that I can excel at that anymore than I believe I can excel at marathons just because I can run.
It is all about the pace. Most pro walkers walk faster than a lot of in shape people jog.

Back 25 years ago when I run 5 days a week I trained with a marathon runner for a year to increase my stamina. He was a pro and I had to greatly increase my pace to keep up, he about killed me the first few times we went out.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:10 PM
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World class race walkers can walk a marathon in less than three hours. At the 2012 Olympics the winner of the 20 km (12.75+ miles) walk won in one hour, 18 minutes and 46 seconds. In the 50 km (31.12+ miles) walk, the winner finished in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 59 seconds. I have watched it in person on a track and it quite amazing to see someone do a 6 +/- minute mile for an extended period with one foot always touching the ground.
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Old 10-31-2017, 12:30 PM
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What, no smelling the roses for you guys? What good is walking if you can't smell the roses?
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:09 PM
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There was a kid in my high school who competed in world championship level race walking. At an assembly they had him race walk against one of the sprinters from the track team and he kept up. It was interesting to see. Not sure if that's the same as heel and toe walking from the 1800s.
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There was a kid in my high school who competed in world championship level race walking. At an assembly they had him race walk against one of the sprinters from the track team and he kept up. It was interesting to see. Not sure if that's the same as heel and toe walking from the 1800s.
It's essentially the same, heel and toe distance events back then did allow a bit of jogging to prevent cramping.

Or there's just plain walking....Like this guy who has a card in t218
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It's essentially the same, heel and toe distance events back then did allow a bit of jogging to prevent cramping.

Or there's just plain walking....Like this guy who has a card in t218
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Payson_Weston
Yea i remember asking him about it once and he told me there were judges around the track that monitor technique but when they weren't around some guys would jog or run.
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Yea i remember asking him about it once and he told me there were judges around the track that monitor technique but when they weren't around some guys would jog or run.
Cheat walkers!! LOL
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You go for it Leon. I would join you in an attempt but I'm more of a tiptoer.

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