The following is a list of Web-based articles I have found that cover various aspects of pluswalking. The list is intended to help you find articles on the topic(s) in which you are interested. The articles are listed by source Web site (with a link to the site's home page), and then by article title (with a link to the article). To return from an article to this page, use your browser's "back" or "previous" button--as illustrated below.
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I will periodically update this list but, because my list will not always be accurate, I recommend that you browse about each Web site if you do not find what you want in my list. (My list will indicate the types of articles found at each site.) If you find an article (or a Web site) that should be included, please contact me.
NOTE: This list is not intended to be all inclusive. (For example, many club Web sites explain the rules of race walking and not every such page can, or should, be listed here--though I may list them if they are comprehensive and very well written.) To be listed, a page should be unique, of some length, and should be of general interest to the broader race walking, ultradistance, and/or marathon walking communities. This page is an experiment in communications, and will be pulled if it proves unmanageable.
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North Amer. Racewalking Found.
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About.com: Sports Medicine
Ask the Running Doc
Dave's World Class Racewalking
IAAF (I'natl Amateur Athletics Fed.)
Race Walking Association (ENG)
Race Walk UK
Sierra Race Walkers
Surrey Walking Club (ENG)
return to topNorth American Racewalking Foundation (NARF) - an organization headed by Elaine Ward that helps support racewalking in the United States and Canada.
- Massage and High Performance -
- Race Walking Rules - an Abstract from USATF -
- Racewalking is a Skill -
- Racewalking Shoes -
- Starting a Walking Club -
return to topeRaceWalk.com - (this Web site) articles by Phil Howell except as noted.
- Age Grading - Another Way of Comparing Performances -
- Age Grading Non-Standard Distances -
- Age Grading Notes -
- Brief History of Racewalking in the United States -
- History of Racewalking in the Olympic Games -
- Use of Biomechanics in the Judging of Race Walking - article by Gary Westerfield, IAAF Race Walk Judge (USA)
- A Walking Race for All Walkers - about the New Albany Walking Classic 10K race.
return to topAbout: Sport Medicine
- Sodium - Salt - Needs for Ultra-Endurance Athletes - article by Elizabeth Quinn.
return to topAbout: Walking - a site by Wendy Bumgardner
- Before You Register for a Walking Marathon
- Centurion Walks and 24 and 18 Hour Walks
- Drinking Recommendations for Walkers and Runners
- Fueling for Marathons and Ultra Walks
- How Not to Train for a Marathon
- How To Prevent and Treat Shin Splints
- Long Distance Walk Planning and Strategy
- Marathon Training: Do I Need a Long Distance Day Each Week?
- Marathon Walking - Finishing a Marathon Walk
- Marathon Walking - Marathon History
- Marathon Walking - Pacing Your Marathon Walk
- Marathon Walking - Race Day Preparation
- Marathon Walking - Restroom Stops
- Marathon Walking - Strategy - Blisters and Chafing
- Marathon Walking - Strategy - Clothing and Gear
- Marathon Walking - Strategy - Energy Snacks
- Marathon Walking - Training - Base Mileage
- Marathon Walking - Why the Marathon is so Tough
- Marathons and Half-Marathons - the Impact of Walkers
- Melanie Walks the Glasshouse Mountains
- Multi-Day Walking Events
- Ten Walking Mistakes to Avoid
- The Long Walks: Hazards and Recovery
- Training Advice for Marathons and Ultra Walks
- Training Advice for Marathons and Ultras: 2
- Training for Long Distance Walks
- Training for Marathon Walking - Building Mileage
- Training to Walk a Marathon - Marathon Coaching Programs
- Training to Walk a Marathon - Shoes
- Training to Walk a Marathon - Walking Technique and Form
- Training to Walk a Marathon
- Ultramarathon Walks - 50K and More
- Worst Marathon Walking Mistakes
return to topAceWalker.com - a site by Bonnie Stein.
- Fitness - Are You Walking For Health or Fitness?
- Fitness - Are You Walking In Your Target Heart Rate Zone?
- Fitness - The Who's, What's and When's of Racewalking
- Fitness - Walk By The Numbers
- Fitness - Walking In a Winter Wonderland
- Fitness - Warm-Up For a Walker?
- Fitness - You Don't have To Exercise Naked to Stay Cool In Summer
- Injury Prevention - Injury Free Racewalking
- Injury Prevention - Is Hamstring Pain Stringing You Out?
- Injury Prevention - Plantar Fasciitis
- Injury Prevention - Questions to Prevent Injuries
- Injury Prevention - Racewalk for Your Back
- Injury Prevention - Racewalking Rules
- Injury Prevention - Shins That Win!
- Injury Prevention - Warm-up for Racewalkers
- Judged Races - Racing Mistakes
- Judged Races - Straight is Straight . . .
- Judged Races - Straight Knees
- Judged Races - Straight Knees
- Judged Races - Track Etiquette
- Judged Races - Who Needs Judged Racewalks
- Long Walks - Enjoying Your Long Walk
- Long Walks - Tips For Long Walks
- Long Walks - Your First Half Marathon
- Long Walks - Your Long Walk
- More Articles - Racewalking for Runners
- More Articles - Racewalking: The Benefits of Running Without the Pounding
- More Articles - The Best and Worst Exercises to Flatten Your Tummy
- Motivation - Be a Frog Who Jumps
- Motivation - Excuse Maker or Action Taker?
- Motivation - Give Yourself the Gift of Motivation
- Motivation - Resolutions You Can Keep
- Motivation - Tricks & Tips to Fit in Your Walking Workout
- Motivation - What Keeps You Motivated to Racewalk?
- Nutrition - A New Vision for Weight Loss
- Nutrition - Be Inefficient To Lose Weight
- Nutrition - Breakfast of Champions
- Nutrition - Dehydration a Racewalker's Enemy
- Nutrition - Do Racewalkers Need Amino Acid Supplements?
- Nutrition - Low Carbohydrate Intake Equals Weight Loss?
- Nutrition - Overdressing Burns Less Fat
- Nutrition - Pretzels as a Snack?
- Nutrition - The Lowdown on High Protein Diets
- Nutrition - Two Bagels Does Not a Breakfast Make
- Nutrition - What Racewalkers Should Drink
- Shoes - Best Shoes for Walking
- Shoes - Old Shoes are Your Enemy
- Shoes - Tips for Selecting Walking Shoes
- Shoes - Walking Shoe Primer
- Training / Technique - 30 Minute Workout
- Training / Technique - 5 Racewalking Mistakes
- Training / Technique - Arm Yourself for Fast Walking
- Training / Technique - Easy as Riding a Bike
- Training / Technique - Gravity is Your Friend
- Training / Technique - Grocery Store Training
- Training / Technique - Indoor Workouts for Racewalkers
- Training / Technique - Pump Up Your Tires
- Training / Technique - Racewalking, The Hip Way to Walk
- Training / Technique - Want to Race Faster?
- Training / Technique - What Are Junk Miles?
return to topAsk the Running Doc - a blog that is part of the Runner's World magazine site.
- Do the Salt - Questions and Clarifications - article by Dr. Lewis G. Maharam.
- Should I do the salt? - article by Dr. Lewis G. Maharam.
return to topAustralian_Centurians
- (newsletter archive) - back issues of the club's newsletter contain many interesting articles, photographs, and insights into long-distance walking, and walkers, in Australia
- Australian Masters Ultra-Distance Walking Records (Track) - article by Tim Erickson.
- Australian Open Ultra-Distance Walking Records (Track) - article by Tim Erickson.
- Back Pain and Walkers
- Event Organizer Checklist
- Exercise and Sports Injuries
- History of Ultra Distance Walking in Australia - article (almost a book) by Tim Erickson.
- How Do I Join the Australian Centurions Club? - article by Tim Erickson.
- Knee Exercises for Walkers
- My Thoughts on the Current State of Racewalking (1996)
- Older Walkers and Knee Action
- Organizing a 100 Mile Walk
- Overtraining and Stress Fractures
- Theories on Keeping an Ultra-Distance Competitor Going - article by Tim Erickson.
- Training for the 100 Mile Walk
- Walkers and Shins
return to topBritish Centurions
- Nutrition During Long-Distance Events - article by Richard Brown.
- Racing at Ultradistance - article by Sandra Brown.
- Training for the 100 - article by Sandra Brown.
- Training for the 100 Mile Walk - article by Tim Erickson.
return to topDave's World Class - a site by Dave McGovern. [This Webmaster has taken the liberty of shortening some of Dave's extra-long titles.]
- 7 Signs Your Walking is Working
- A Muse on Shoes (2007)
- A SCARIER Method of Injury Treatment
- What to Do if Attacked by [a Dog] (1997)
- Age-Grading (2000) - by Charles Cohn.
- America's Most Walkable Cities
- On trying to stay sane at the ARCO Olympic Training Center
- AWhat to do with your 12-year-old T-shirts (1998)
- How to avoid getting disqualified (1998)
- Balancing Speed and Marathon Training (2001)
- Can Cooling Down Help Your Next Day's Training?
- Can You Shop Your Way to a PR?
- Care and Feeding of Racewalking Injuries (1997)
- Clinic Teaches Walkers How to Twist Their Way to the Finish Line - by Laura Cartwright (2001).
- Cold Weather Training
- Dave Analyzes Racewalking's Bad Image, Impending Solutions (2000)
- Dealing With Tragedy by Walking And Running
- Using a Daily Log to Improve Your Training (1999)
- Diatribe Against Concrete Bicycle/Running/Walking Trails
- Running and Walking Are for Everyone (2002)
- Sometimes a Great Race Can Just Sneak Up on You (2002)
- Dynamic Flexibility Drills for Racewalkers
- Five Quick Steps to Quicker Steps (2006)
- For a Faster Marathon, Drop LSD!!! (2001)
- Fred's Dead
- Diatribe Against Jeff Galloway and His Army of Run/Walkers
- Half-Marathons: Twice the Fun? (2005)
- Heart Rate Based Training (2003)
- Heart Rate Monitors: Silver Bullets or Expensive Toys? (1997)
- High Hamstring Tendinopathy - by Michael Frederickson.
- Hot-Weather Training Tips
- How Changing Weather Affects Your Blood And Racing Performance
- How To Avoid Looking Like a Geek
- How to Choose the Right Shoes for Walking (2000)
- How to Prepare For a Walking Event (1996)
- If the Sports Shoe Fits, Wear It - by Alison Palkhivala
- Innovation in Weight Training for Endurance Events - by Mike Rohl.
- Interview With Jonathan Matthews
- Using Short Sprints to Improve Technique (1999)
- Judging the Straightened Leg: Using Biomechanics - by Gary Westerfield.
- Lactate and the Long Walk - Using Distance Work to Improve 5 and 10K Performance (1997)
- Learn Pace to Save Your Race
- Monitoring Your Cheeseburger Threshold (2002)
- National Masters Standards of Excellence - from the National Masters News Web site.
- New York Times Flexibility Drills - from www.nytimes.com.
- How Running Shoes Are Made (1998)
- News on Shoes You Can Use (2008)
- On Leaving Your Mark on the World
- Periodization Basics
- Persistent Shin Pain in Competitive Racewalkers (2002)
- Placement of the Lead Foot in Racewalking - by Australian coach Harry Summers.
- Preparing for a Long-Distance Walk (1996)
- Pre-Race Preparation (2007)
- Racewalking for Race Directors: How to Add a Racewalk to an Existing Running Event - by Barb Davis.
- Racewalking for Runners: Cross-Training that Works (1997)
- Racewalking for Runners: Why It's Good (2000)
- Racewalking for Runners II: Technique (2000)
- Racewalking for Runners III: Adding Racewalking to Your Running Program (2000)
- Racewalking Speed, Strength and Technique Drills and Exercises (2008)
- Racewalking While Pregnant - by Michelle Rohl.
- Racing Tough - On Mental Toughness (1998)
- Racing Your Way into Shape (2008)
- Rain Offers a Welcome Break from Summer Heat (2001)
- Recipe for a Fast 5K (2006)
- Recovering from a Marathon Walk (2001)
- Ruminations on Motivation (2006)
- Being Safe on the Roads (1998)
- Scrooge's Guide to Shoe Buying (1998)
- Shoes For Walking Really Fast (1996)
- Snatching Victory from Da Feet (2005)
- Nutritional Supplements, Southern Style (1998)
- Staying on Your Feet During the Cold and Flu Season
- Strength Training and Conditioning for Walkers - by Australian coach Craig Hilliard.
- Tapering and Race Preparation for Racewalkers
- Overcoming the Fear of Returning to Training After a Layoff (1999)
- The Bus to Beijing - Account of the 1995 World Cup 20 km trials.
- The Complete Workout - On Warming Up And Cooling Down
- The Deleterious Effect of Carbon Monoxide on Athletic Performance
- The Importance of Shin and Ankle Strength for Racewalkers
- The Link Between Stride Frequency, Respiration Rate and Heart Rate
- The Perfect Training Schedule
- The Training Pyramid
- The Ultimate Shoe Fitting and Lacing Guide (1997)
- Things to Do When You're Not Racewalking
- To Each His Own - On respecting athletes in sports other than our own (2002)
- Training for a Perfect "10" (training for 10k and 10-mile races) (2007)
- Training Guides for Walkers & Runners - Walking your first marathon -- by Jack Tregurtha.
- Walking Magazine's 20 Greatest Treadmill Workouts (1997)
- Walking Quotations -- 20 nuggets from WALK Austin
- Weekly Racewalking Mileage vs. Intelligence
- What About Shoes?
- What the Heck Is Fast, Legal Racewalking Technique?
- What to Do When Racewalking Gives You the Creeps
- Why Walk? (2005)
- You Don't Know How Easy You've Got It
- You're an Athlete--Train Like One! - excerpt from August 1997 Walking Magazine article by Joe Kita.
return to topIAAF Athletics - site for the International Amateur Athletics Foundation.
return to topMarathonwalking - a site by Patty Cartwright.
- Could I Walk a Marathon?
- Marathon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Marathon Stories
- Marathon Training
- Marathon Training Tips
- Marathon Walking Links & Information
- Marathon Walking Training Plans
return to topRace Walking Association - the governing body for race walking in England, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands; a site by Peter Cassidy.
- Postcode Search - locate the nearest walking clubs based on the first letter (or two letters, if available) of a post code.
- Race Walking Events (IAAF) - extracts from the IAAF rules of race walking.
return to topRacewalk.com - a site by Jeff Salvage.
- Bios - All Time Top U.S. Men
- Bios - All Time Top U.S. Women
- Bios - Contributors to the Sport
- Bios - Current Top U.S. Men
- Bios - Current Top U.S. Women
- Cool Down - Butt Band Stretches
- Cool Down - Calf Stretches
- Cool Down - Groin Stretch
- Cool Down - Hamstring Stretches
- Cool Down - Hip Stretches
- Cool Down - Introduction
- Cool Down - Quadriceps Stretches
- Cool Down - Shin Stretches
- Cool Down - Shoulder Stretches
- Equipment - Shoes
- How to Race - Acclimatization
- How to Race - Introduction
- How to Race - Mental Training
- How to Race - On the Road to Victory
- How to Race - Race Day
- How to Race - Racing Indoors
- Misc - Comparison to Old Technique
- Resources - Club Contacts
- Resources - Internet Links
- Resources - Schools
- Resources - Yahoo Newsgroup
- Results - 50K Performance Lists
- Results - Men's 20K Performance Lists
- Results - Men's Records
- Results - Race Photo Stories
- Results - Women's 20K Performance Lists
- Results - Women's Records
- Results - Women'ss 10K Performance Lists
- Strength - Additional Leg Exercises
- Strength - Calf Exercises
- Strength - Introduction
- Strength - Shin Exercises
- Strength - Upper Body Exercises
- Technique - Arms
- Technique - Basic Technique
- Technique - Foot Placement
- Technique - Foot Strike
- Technique - Hand Position
- Technique - Hips
- Technique - Introduction
- Technique - Knee Carriage
- Technique - Overstriding
- Technique - Portrait of a Champion (Jefferson Perez)
- Technique - Posture
- Technique - Rear Foot
- Technique - Rules
- Technique - Shoulders
- Technique - Transitioning
- Technique - Walking on the Varied Road
- Technique - Walking the Varied Road
- Training - Adapting To Stress
- Training - Base Building Phase
- Training - Cross Training
- Training - Heart Rate
- Training - Injuries
- Training - Interval Training Phase
- Training - Introduction
- Training - Peak Performance Phase
- Training - Picking a Race Goal
- Training - Sleep
- Training - Track Lengths
- Training - Training Log
- Upcoming Races
- Warm Up - Backward Windmill Drill
- Warm Up - Bend Down Hamstring Drill
- Warm Up - Bent Arm Swing Drill
- Warm Up - Forward Leg Kick Drill
- Warm Up - Hip Rock Drill
- Warm Up - Hurdlers Drill
- Warm Up - Introduction
- Warm Up - Long Arms Drill
- Warm Up - Quick Steps Drill
- Warm Up - Side Leg Swing Drill
- Warm Up - Snake Drill
- Warm Up - Swing Arms Drill
return to topRace Walk UK - an outstanding site by John Constandinou that focuses on the statistical side of race walking in the UK. It also includes articles and sections as noted below.
- Age-Grade Calculator - allows viewer to calculate the age-performance percentage and factor for all standard race walking distances.
- Athletes - access to a well-kept data base on UK race walkers which allows the viewer to look up any walker and view his/her photo (if available), club affiliation (if stated), race results, and an ability to compare the person's performances to those of any other walker in the data base. [This page must require one heck of a lot of time - Phil]
- Athletics Standards - times for various race walking events required to meet UK standards (including "A" and "B" standards for international competitions).
- British Centurions - is a list (through 2005) of the 1000+ persons who have walked 100 miles in less than 24 hours in a sanctioned event on UK soil (includes several persons from other countries).
- Clubs - lists all walking clubs in the UK, including links to those that have Web sites.
- Documents - includes links to several pages at the site with information for UK race walkers--including the Age-Grade Calculator and Athletics Standards pages noted above.
- Events - a calendar of events for UK race walks and other international events.
- Rankings - notes the current rankings of UK race walkers based on the results data base.
- Results - reports the results of race walk (and some other) events over the last five years (though it is a bit sketchy in the early years).
return to topSierra Race Walkers
return to topSports Med Web
return to topSurrey Walking Club (ENG)
- Little Bit About the History of Race Walking
- A Potted History of the Rules of Racewalking - article by Tim Erickson
- Judging Race Walking in Australia
- Victorian Walk Coaches
return to topUltrawalk.com - a personal site by Colorado ultrawalker Ulli Kamm who, by mid 2009 and at age 60-61, had "raced" in over 230 events ranging from 30 to 226 miles (48 to 364 kilometers)--including 62 of 100 miles (161 kilometers) or more. That does not include countless other walks, hikes and hill/mountain climbs. Browsing through his Web site gives you a sense of the world of people who simply love to walk. The Web site is a collection of photos, race reports, descriptions of several favorite events, and an assortment of articles--including the following.
- 43 Years Ultrawalking
- Back of the Pack - Increase Your Chances - advice on what to do (and what not to do) before, during and after participating in an ultra event.
return to topUltrawalking.net - an extensive site covering ultra-distance events and race walking. These articles are taken from the Historia Ultra (Ultra History) section at the bottom of the left-side menu column.
- Centurions - A Poem
- Long Day's Journey into Night - reprint of a 1976 story in Sports Illustrated magazine about Augie Hirt by Anita Verschoth.
- My Six Days in Colac - recollections by Arun Kumar Bhardwaj of India about his participation in an Australian Six Day Race in 2002. (original source may have been the Ultra Oz Web site
- Old Time Walk and Run - primarily on the six-day pedestrian events of the 19th century.)
- Pedestrianism in South Wales - the story of pedestrianism in South Wales in the 19th century (source: Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans, Cardiff.
- The Road to Becoming Centurion 53 - a 2006 article by Australian Centurion Pat Fisher.
- Walking in America - an introduction to a few of America's most famous walkers.
return to topWikipedia (English)
- Bios on Top Racewalkers
- Centurion (racewalking)
- Edward Payson Weston
- Multiday Races
- Robert Barclay Allardice
- Ultra Marathons