Walking By Faith

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I have been dealing with hamstring problems for over three years now. Four separate injuries have led to ongoing pain and have shaped my race walking career in so many ways. The injuries seem to happen at the most inopportune

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Food is the Best Medicine

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I thought I would start the new year off talking about something more related to doctoring than race walking, although this definitely applies to both.  Given that it is the new year, I’ve had so many questions about diet in

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T-minus Three Weeks!

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Kind of late in the game for a new blog, but I wasn’t very active on my “Road to Ocho +1” blog so I thought I’d give this a whirl. I really like the concept behind AthleteBiz and have been

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2019 Race Recap

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This has been a crazy busy year! I think I have raced more than ever before, definitely more than any time in the last decade. I’ve tackled four 50km races (only finishing three), three 20Ks, two 12Ks, and one 10K.

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Why Do I Train?

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A friend asked me a few weeks ago, “So why do you race walk?” Hmm, there are so many ways to answer that question, I will share a few of them here. The first and ultimate answer is always “For

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Maximizing Potential: Meet David Kendziera

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Name: David KendzieraEvent: 110mH, 400mHHometown: Mount Prospect, ILHigh School: Prospect High SchoolCollege/University: University of IllinoisTraining City: Chapel Hill, NCAccolades: 10x NCAA All-American, 4x NCAA Championship medalist, 2019 USA vs Europe Gold Medalist (400mH) How were you introduced to track, and

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My Race Walk Story

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After much pressure from my husband and some gentle nudges from a friend I am finally making a space for myself to write. I am hoping that this will be a way to share not only about my training and

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An Injury Chapter

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This isn’t the most exciting chapter of any athlete’s journey, but it is usually a part of it. I’ve recently experienced a knee injury and I am in the process of rehabilitating it and getting back to normal training. I’ll

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The Impossibility of Going from Couch Potato to 4th in the World

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by Katie Burnett In November of 2008 I wasn’t doing a whole lot of anything. I was barely motivated to do my schoolwork, sat around a lot of the day, watched my friends play video games, hardly picking up a

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Since TCM

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Nov 15, 2019 Greetings, I’m currently traveling to Florida to compete in the Flanigan’s Rockin Rib 10k.  It’s always awesome returning to this race every year as this was the first race I traveled to as an elite athlete in

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