Everything you need to successfully walk a marathon: History, technique, physiology and training, plus information on dozens of the world's most walker-friendly marathons. 210 pages in 26.2 (of course!) chapters.“The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking is invaluable for the novice or advanced marathon walker. Its comprehensive contents prepare any walker to successfully compete at the marathon distance.”
41 chapters—over 220 pages in six sections: Technique; physiology and training; psychology; "other stuff you need to do" (stretching, drills, weights, etc.); competition; and "loose ends" (miscellaneous stuff like tips for youth and masters walkers, advice on shoes and nutrition, etc.), plus special sections written by 15 U.S. National Racewalk Team members giving you their insights and opinions on racewalk technique and training.
A must-have for the racewalking memorabilia fan, written by USA Track & Field Hall of Fame racewalker, Ron Laird. Autographed by the Author.
Twins Kurt and Kate are hopeful young runners who live at the seashore. While training in the sand one day, they save an injured bird from drowning. Grateful for his rescue, Sandy the Sandpiper promotes the theme of "Personal Best" in helping to make the twins and their track team faster. Better yet, he opens their minds to his vision of how to improve at whatever you do.“My 'review audience' of third graders thoroughly enjoyed this book, and have easily grasped onto the concept of doing their personal best. It is a fun read and the bonus is that it teaches a needed concept to our children. Mr. Boyle has done a wonderful job with this book. This is a thought-provoking book and one that children enjoy.”—Joyce M. Gilmour, Elementary Teacher and Book Reviewer for the Military Writers' Society of America
Printed with 8 1/2 x 11 full color pages, Race Walk Like a Champion is a compilation of technique, training and history of race walking. It combines approximately 400 photographs along with charts and diagrams to explain every detail of race walking.
Using the techniques of race walking, Walk Like an Athlete instructs walkers of all levels to maximize their walking workout. Containing approximately 100 computer rendered diagrams, Walk Like an Athlete covers proper walking technique, training philosophy, stretching, additional exercises, history of the sport, and much, much, more.
Great book demonstrating how racwewalking can be a fun way for kids to exercise.