WALKER RESOURCES SECTION
Walking can be personally competitive; many walkers want to approach their favorite form of exercise as a sport that requires attention to strength training, and mobility/flexibility, and balance. Support for these kinds of workouts is found throughout the EarnedRuns website for runners and walkers alike. However, information that specifically applies to walking competition is sparse; EarnedRuns hopes to highlight or generate more resources that serve this group. To better help walkers zero in on information that applies to this activity there will be a separate section for WALKERS RESOURCES. Though initially small, look for this section to grow over time!
NOTE: One of the April races that is listed as a walking event is the TOUGH RUCK that will be held in Concord Maine on April 16 this year, just before the Boston Marathon on April 18. It's SOLD OUT! However, this is a walking marathon associated with the Boston Athletic Association that I might consider training for in 2017. It is sponsored by the Military Friends Foundation, in honor and in memory of "Fallen soldiers, while raising money to support their families and service members in times of need" Although active military, veterans, and "first responders" are asked to participate, civilians are allowed to walk the distance with a packed ruck on their backs. I plan to check this out. Below is a bit from the website:
"On April 15, 2013, the Tough Ruck members were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. This is a true example of our brave soldiers who serve in the military. Over the past few years, thousands of military personnel, families of the Fallen, veterans, and civilians have contacted to Join Us and support the Tough Ruck project."
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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