Back into Race Walking! — 6 Comments

  1. Hi Rachel! I’ve been looking for race walking resources in the Bay Area and found your page. I have zero experience and would like to learn how. Do you have any suggestions besides watching videos? I’d rather have a little more hands-on training. Thanks!

  2. Rachel,

    Accidentally came across your blog and am writing to say thank you
    for your book suggestion for beginning racewalkers. Have taken a few
    clinics with Dave Mcgovern and feel like I’ve discovered the perfect
    sport that I will be able to do anywhere and for the rest of my life.
    I also was on the hunt for a training schedule for absolute beginners.
    Have ordered the book thanks to you. Hope you will continue to comment
    on your racewalking. More people need to hear about it.

  3. Hi Rachel,
    Dont give up….trust me the shin pain does go away. The best advice I can give you is what my coach gave me. Search on here for the Mexican Race Walk Drills and do them every day. It improves hip flex and leg stretch. I also used to walk around the house on my heels keeping my toes off the ground. This helped to build up my shin muscles and now I dont suffer the dreaded shin pain. Good luck with your walking I hope to see back on your site that you are still doing it.

    Happy walking

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