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heyyy thereee [May. 17th, 2006|09:07 pm]

Oooh yay, a community about racewalking!

So, I'm Laura, I'm 16 and I've been racewalking for the past 3 years at Smithtown High School in Long Island, New York and if there are any walkers from Suffolk county in here, they might know who i am, or as the short blonde girl who always has her hair in 2 long french braids for every race, hah.

Well, if anyone reads this anymore, where are you people from and what are your PR's?

Like I said before, I'm from Smithtown, and my best this season for a 1500m is 7:32.

And whoever said in the post before me that Long Island breeds racewalkers is 100% correct :)
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this is what happens when you think of racewalking too much [Apr. 26th, 2006|04:26 am]

[I feel |awakeawake]
[headset tunes |Nick Drake - Mogwai]

who here thinks that walking(training) by yourself sucks!?!?!?

penn relays anyone???

ps. its true....Long Island does breed racewalkers.

but still...The Fightin' Turtles still kick ass!!!

mmmm fartliek tomorrow...should be fun.
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soreness [Dec. 16th, 2005|12:49 am]

why does one side - the inner leg - of my hip hurt when i do walks? i train on a 200m oval. the back of my knees hurt as well
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(no subject) [Dec. 5th, 2005|06:54 pm]
Well, it's been a while since anyone has posted in here so I figured I might as well check in.

My indoor season started a couple weeks ago, and I had my first meet on Friday, December 2nd. I walked a 7:50, which is 8 seconds off my PR, and I felt like I was dying, so I guess that's not a bad season starter. I was decently happy with it. However, I'm fairly sure that I'm going to have a bit more competition in the section this year, because I noticed significant improvements by a few girls. I'm sort of afraid of upholding my title, but it will make me work harder.

How's the beginning of the season going for everyone?

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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2005|10:20 pm]

[I feel |bouncyyahooey!]
[headset tunes |high - the speaks]

after training yesterday my coach introduced me to the #1 female racewalker in the country! apparently, our coaches knew each other way back when they were getting their IAAF certification together. they took time to check my form which helped a bit. apparently, i dont twist my hips enough, nor to i dig my hip side-to-side enough. i dont even remember their names. stupid me. but i know she'll be competeing the the SEA games this november. and that shes part of that naval team.

and shes smaller than me! (im five feet) that was inspiring. cuz i always hated how i had such small strides caused by my short legs... :)
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(no subject) [Aug. 15th, 2005|03:48 pm]



New Balance put out new racewalk shoes!!! Thank god, those other ones have been discontinued for ages and are sort of hard to find.  Aren't these beauties?
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Seems to be some odd formats here, but you get the gist, let's hear it for the Caribou boys, huh? ;) [Jun. 6th, 2005|08:17 am]

[I feel |calmcalm]
[headset tunes |"Cannonball" Adderly- Autumn Leaves (from Something Else cd)]

Girls 1600 Meter Race Walk
Class A Rec: R 7:19.77 2000 Caitlin Bonney, Mt. Blue
'04 Champion: 7:51.16 6/5/2004 Carly Lochala, Mt. Blue
Name Year School Finals Points
1-- Ashley Taylor -- SR Morse -- 7:53.67 -- 10
2-- Carly Lochala -- SR Mt. Blue -- 8:23.71 -- 8
3-- Alice Baker -- SR Marshwood -- 8:34.14 -- 6
4-- Sarah Peak -- JR Mt. Blue -- 8:34.20 -- 4
5-- Audrey Allen -- Massabesic -- 8:43.22 -- 3
6-- Taylor Carey -- Waterville -- 9:32.21 -- 2
7-- Heather Cyr -- SO Mt. Blue -- 9:33.92 -- 1
8-- Teresa Runucci -- FR Edward Little -- 9:35.96
9-- Lindsey Mercier -- FR Bangor -- 9:50.50

Boys 1600 Meter Race Walk
Class A Rec: R 6:01.48 2002 Adam Stair, Mt. Blue
'04 Champion: 7:12.87 6/5/2004 Ethan Garceau, Massabesic
Name Year School Finals Points
1-- Aaron Carroll -- FR Gardiner -- 7:54.43 -- 10
2-- Taylor Burns -- SO Scarborough -- 8:01.82 -- 8
3-- Tom Esponette -- Edward Little -- 8:06.26 -- 6
4-- Allen Cox -- SO Bonny Eagle -- 8:13.33 -- 4
5-- Sam Hersom -- SO South Portland -- 8:18.67 -- 3
6-- Isaac Shreves -- Windham -- 8:27.61 -- 2
7-- Isaac Gagnon -- SR Thornton -- 9:34.12 -- 1
-- Josh Grenier -- Oxford Hills -- DQ
-- Brandon Vashon -- Waterville -- DQ

Girls 1600 Meter Race Walk
State Record: 7:43.49 2001 Amanda Bergeron, Poland
Name Year School Finals Points
1-- Lila Maycock -- Belf -- 7:54.55 -- 10
2-- Marissa Hessert -- Caribou -- 8:14.08 -- 8
3-- Lyvia Gaewsky -- Maranacook -- 8:42.53 -- 6
4-- Fiona McMahon -- Hampden Acad -- 9:05.81 -- 4
5-- Emily Goering -- York -- 9:11.01 -- 3
6-- Elizabeth Thomas -- Greely -- 9:11.29 -- 2
7-- Emily Hunter -- Leavitt -- 9:11.42 -- 1
8-- Stephanie Athanosios -- Lake Region -- 9:18.12
9-- Emily Martin -- raiders -- 9:29.11
9-- Lyndsy Seiferth -- Gorham -- 9:29.11
11-- Kristi Hall -- Gorham -- 10:26.25

Boys 1600 Meter Race Walk
State Record: 6:08.08 1999 Ben Shorey, Ellsworth
Name Year School Finals Points
1-- Andrew Ciszewski -- Caribou -- 7:19.05 -- 10
2-- Ricky Michaud -- Caribou -- 7:54.40 -- 8
3-- Brendan Henry -- raiders -- 7:55.42 -- 6
4-- Sam Clark -- York -- 7:56.39 -- 4
5-- Riley Foster -- Caribou -- 7:57.09 -- 3
6-- David Burtchell -- Ell -- 7:57.19 -- 2
7-- Ryan Fitzsimons -- Leavitt -- 8:02.25 -- 1
8-- Bradley Burlock -- Caribou -- 8:04.97
9-- Tom Ciampa -- York -- 8:22.22
10-- Devon Stetson -- Caribou -- 8:52.73

Girls 1600 Meter Race Walk
Class C Rec: R 7:35.00 2002 Hillary Easter, Jay
'04 Champion: 7:46.19 6/5/2004 Lauren Forgues, Boothbay
Name Year School Finals Points
1-- Lauren Forgues -- Boothbay -- 7:37.63 -- 10
2-- Helen Pottle -- Shead -- 8:22.31 -- 8
3-- Renee Fortin -- NYA -- 8:52.57 -- 6
4-- Chelsea Bilodeau -- Livermore Falls -- 9:04.11 -- 4
5-- Casey Cummings -- Wiscassett -- 9:07.48 -- 3
6-- Victoria Smith -- Mattanawcook -- 9:07.59 -- 2
7-- Teri Slawek -- Dirigo -- 9:17.59 -- 1
8-- Jennifer Russell-Bickfor -- Lisbon -- 9:21.02
9-- Kaili Thorp -- MCI -- 9:36.97
10-- Mackenzie Cypher -- Sacopee Val -- 9:39.21
11-- Angela Letarte -- Elan -- 9:42.63
12-- Whitney Bouchard -- LIM/MSSM -- 10:04.49
13-- Sara Adams -- Lisbon -- 10:09.15
14-- Sarah Whitney -- Mattanawcook -- 10:16.39
15-- Amy Lemay -- Lisbon -- 10:30.02
16-- Sara Chadbourne -- MCI -- 11:08.27
17-- Amanda Kronholm -- Searsport -- 12:07.49

Boys 1600 Meter Race Walk
Class C Rec: R 6:35.13 1999 Justin Easter, Jay
'04 Champion: 6:37.17 6/5/2004 Troy Clark, Lisbon
Name Year School Finals Points
1-- Justin Cornell -- Lisbon -- 7:18.49 -- 10
2-- Cory Lincoln -- Wiscassett -- 7:59.18 -- 8
3-- Padric Gleason -- Hall-Dale -- 8:10.68 -- 6
4-- Ren Morse -- Wiscassett -- 8:11.03 -- 4
5-- Noah Delea -- Sacopee Val -- 8:18.76 -- 3
6-- Brian Twitchell -- Foxcroft -- 8:28.24 -- 2
7-- Ken McCoy -- Lisbon -- 8:55.24 -- 1
-- Cody Hart -- MCI -- DQ
-- Michael Babcock -- Elan -- DQ
-- Mark Kelley -- Elan -- DQ
-- Daniel Andreasen -- Gr. Portland CS -- DQ
-- John Malloy -- John Bapst -- DQ
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Hahahaha [Jun. 1st, 2005|02:38 am]

Hey everyone, Ramsey here! I got this hilarious email from my friend Todd, sort of a chain-letter, but all-around it's awesome. I thought I'd share it with you all! Enjoy!


-your toenails are black
-your shoes have more miles on them than your car does
-you need a magnifying glass to see your name in the paper
-you have chafing in strange places
-your team nickname is "Run for Fun"
-people say, "You run three miles...at once?"
-all your socks are either stained or torn
-your underwear covers more than your uniform shorts
-you run farther in a week than your bus travels for meets
-the dogs have to hurry to keep up
-your mom tells you to run to the store because it takes too long to drive
-you find yourself running between classes just because
-the most enjoyable time you've had all month is a day off from practice
-your coach won't give you a ride home
-the first day of practice you run 5 miles but your coach says you only ran 2
-you can spit while running
-you go to a golf course to run
-your friends go on the elevator and you beat them on the stairs
-you finish the race looking like you wrestled a bear and you don't care
-your temper is shorter that the distance that you ran
-you'd rather run to school than drive
-you combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "easy run" in the same breath
-you can eat your weight in spaghetti
-your highest heels are your training shoes
-you debate the advantages of anti-perspirent vs. deoderant
-the paint from the bathroom walls peels when you leave
-you start the race in shorts and finish in a G-string
-your spit strings from you chin and you don't even care
-a meal involves more than 3 servings
-if you schedule dates around meets
-you spend more on training clothes than school clothes
-you wear those same training clothes to school regularly
-your christmas list includes more than one pair of running shoes
-your entire family goes to X-C meets because they have been or will be on the team
-your chest is as flat as your back
-you feel lost without your water-bottle
-you have running withdrawl if you don't run everyday
-you eat spaghetti three times a day
-the mile in P.E. becomes your warm-up
-you wake up every morning in pain
-gatorade is your drug of choice
-you give up homecoming to go to the State Meet
-your Saturdays for the next 4 years are ruined
-you can see your ribs thru your shirt
-you have to run around in the shower to get wet
-you asked to be an extra for Schindler's List II (I don't really get it, or think it's funny)
-you run to the state meet
-you enjoy running hills
-you start to crave Power Bars
-your favorite food group is carbohydrates
-you call bus seat number 17 your second home
-you can strip and change in a bus seat in less than 2 minutes
-there are no flies by your gym locker
-people think it's a winter sport
-you have trouble benching the bar
-you find yourself in the middle of a football player's joke
-your dessert is brussel sprouts
-you foam at the mouth
-you are always hungry
-your running in your dreams
-you have no life besides running
-your weekends are shot
-you wake up with cotton mouth
-your are as skinny as a twig and have a stupid knit cap for the head
-you can sharpen an axe blade on your calves
-the lunch ladies look good in the morning
-you can maintain a 5:30 pace while throwing up
-you think track is for wussies
-you try to impress girls by saying you're a fast finisher
-you consider school as just a break between runs
-you always stretch while waiting in the lunch line
-your room smells like Icy-Hot and New-Skin
-your girlfriend can bench more than you
-you can count all your ribs
-you own spandex in more than 1 color
-track is the other "sport"
-you foam at the mouth everytime you see a big hill
-"Chariots of Fire" is actually entertaining to you
-a 12 mile run is an easy day
-pizza, pasta, pizza, & pasta are your four food groups
-your watch is more expensive and complicated than your car
-even your dress shoes have spikes
-Runner's World provides more pin-ups than Playboy
-Steve Prefontaine's Birthday is more important than yours
-you aspire to pain
-you know as many kinds of pain as eskimos have words for snow
-you think spandex is a winter's fashion statement
-you never look behind you
-you don't know what an "off-season" means
-you have stress fractures
-you find yourself saying, "it's not really a hill..."
-you hit targets with your snot rocket
-your feet are comparable to rawhide
-you're running and you don't know why
-your spit hits everything but the ground
-the song "Bad Moon on the rise" sounds like "Bathroom on the Right"
-you drink more water than Free Willy
-you can't get the "All you can eat" at spaghetti restaurants
-you get arrested for running over 70 in a 60 MPH zone
-you get pulled over after practice, and can't walk straight because you're so tired
-you ran sub 5 on the P.E. mile run
-you wore spikes on the P.E. mile run
-you did a 30 minute warm up for the P.E. mile run
-you did all of the above for the P.E. mile run
-you routinely race dogs down the street...and win
-dogs follow you everywhere you go
-you rabbit for the rabbit
-you have 3% or less body fat
-you laugh at sprinters while they run
-theres nothing like intervals to start the week off fresh!!
-you talk to your coaches more than your parents
-you'd rather run than watch T.V.
-watching the New York Marathon on T.V. made you get up and go for a run
-you can say "I like to run" in over five different languages
-more than half the people you know don't know what X-C is
-you run the day after States
-off-season training starts a week after States
-your calves are bigger than your biceps
-your cookie jar is filled with bagels
-you try to pick up a girl by telling her how fast your first mile is
-you're toe nails are fallen off
-a fat man with a gun says "Alright ladies, take em off"
-you can't go a day without some little brat saying "run forest run"
-some little kid wants to know why you're running in your underwear
-you can pronounce those funny Kenyan names
-you're proud that another team has quadrupled you're score
-the seniors assist the freshman into the lake
-you wear skimpier clothes than Madonna
-you refer to puke as a bodily function
-people always ask you what events you are running
-you can hallucinate and get high at the same time without taking anything
-you can say more names of your runs than names of your friends
-you always win in your sleep but never in a real race

In the next five minutes, email this to 5 friends and shave 30 seconds off of your mile time
-10 friends: you'll never get shin splints again
-15 friends: a mysterious package filled with WickDry socks will appear at your doorstep
-20 friends or more: you will be contender in the next summer Olympics!!!
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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2005|07:07 pm]

[headset tunes |Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin]


Pos- Name
High School- Time
1- Lauren Forgues
Boothbay- 7:34.77
2- Helen Pottle
Shead- 8:13.94
3- Carly Lochola
Mount Blue- 8:19.0h
4- Marisa Hessert
Caribou- 8:25.68
5- Rene Fortin
North Yarmouth Academy- 8:27.6h
6- Ashley Taylor
Morse- 8:32.9h
7- Fiona McMahan
Hampden Academy- 8:40.38
8- Sara Park
Mount Blue- 9:01.0h
9- Heather Cyr
Mount Blue- 9:06.0h
10- Teri Slawek
Dirigo- 9:09.17
11- Kali Throp
Maine Central Institute- 9:15.0h
12- Casey Cummings
Wiscasset- 9:15.59
13- Audrey Allen
Massabesoc- 9:18.74
14- Jennifer Russel-Bickford
Lisbon- 9:33.73
15- Alice Baker
Marshwood- 9:33.9h
16- Lyndsy Seiferth
Gorham- 9:35.6h
17- Hunter
Leavitt Area- 9:40.8h
18- Goereng
York- 9:46.8h
19- Athanogos
Lake Region- 9:47.7h
20- Emilynne Bell
Mount Desert Island- 9:49.55
21- Victoria Smith
Mattawnacook Academy- 9:51.54
22- Taylor Carey
Waterville- 9:54.6h
23- Amy Adams
Lisbon- 9:56.10
24- Sarah Adams
Lisbon- 9:56.10
25- Arianna Anestis
Wiscasset- 10:09.58
26- Katelyn Chapman
Westbrook- 10:09.55
27- Krystal Brooks
Lewiston- 10:27.7h
28- Pelletier
Lisbon- 10:10.0h
29- Sarah Oakes
Dirigo- 10:04.36
30- Shaw
Gorham- 10:08.1h
31- Sullivan
Bonny Eagle- 10:30.0h
31- Theresa Renucci
Edward Little- 10:13.7h
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Probably not a great complete list, but hey, let's here it for my old high school of Caribou! [May. 22nd, 2005|06:53 pm]

[I feel |happyhappy]
[headset tunes |Arvo Part- Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten]

Pos- Name
High School- Time

1- David Burtchell
Ellsworth- 7:22.74
2- Padric Gleason
Hall-Dale- 7:27.81
3- Andrew Ciszewski
Caribou- 7:28.86
4- Ricky Michaud
Caribou- 7:31.56
5- Justin Cornell
Lisbon- 7:38.0h
6- Ren Morse
Wiscasset- 7:55.30
7- Taylor Burns
Scarborough- 7:56.92
8- Gagnon
Thornton Academy- 8:04.3h
9- Riley Foster
Caribou- 8:07.61
10- Cody Hart
Maine Central Institute- 8:10.6h
11- Sam Clark
York- 8:16.6h
12- Josh Grenier
Oxford Hills- 8:19.6h
13- Cox
Bonny Eagle- 8:21.73
14- Bradley Burlock
Caribou- 8:23.78
15- Cory Lincoln
Wiscasset- 8:25.25
16- Ken McCoy
Lisbon- 8:25.25
17- Sam Hersom
South Portland- 8:26.20
18- Noah Delea
Sacopee Valley- 8:30.0h
19- Taylor
Morse- 8:32.9h
20- Tom Chiampa
York- 8:34.4h
21- Devon Stetson
Caribou- 8:42.05
22- Cary Begin
Mount Blue- 8:45.0h
23- Isaac Shreves
Windham- 8:48.95
24- Simon Hanson
Hampden Academy- 8:54.67
25- Brandon Vachon
Waterville- 8:55.3h
26- Chris Austin
Skowhegan- 9:01.0h
27- Tom Esponette
Edward Little- 9:01.4h
28- Parent
Biddeford- 9:06.10
29- John Malloy
John Bapst- 9:09.48
30- Garceau
Massabesic- 9:09.7h
31- Lincoln Bates
Marshwood- 9:10.5h
32- Ritger
Sacopee Valley- 9:14.0h
33- Cummings
Wiscasset- 9:18.0h
34- Shadowsky
Noble- 9:18.36
35- Butler
Windham- 9:19.50
36- Dozois
Portland- 9:20.00
37- Sadowski
Noble- 9:26.6h
38- Grant Bacon
Skowhegan- 9:27.0h
39- Josh Ames
Skowhegan- 9:29.0h
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Hello! [Apr. 22nd, 2005|01:27 am]

Hi everyone! My name's Ramsey and I love racewalking! I'm new to this community and to LiveJournal. Anyone want to be friends? We have racewalking in common at least! : )

Hope everyone is having a great season!
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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2005|04:29 pm]

Congratuations to efeeko3's team for being the Section V Class A champions! And congratulations to Carly, because I'm assuming she was the first placer! :-)

I'd also like to squee about my team being Section XI League 3 Champs for the first time ever! ^.^

Carly and her fellow RWers took several top spots... inccluding number 1! Ditto for those of us in Riverhead... we racewalkers got first and second here.

Highfive, Carly!

How is everyone else's team doing?
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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2005|04:29 pm]

Congratuations to efeeko3's team for being the Section V Class A champions! And congratulations to Carly, because I'm assuming she was the first placer! :-)

I'd also like to squee about my team being Section XI League 3 Champs for the first time ever! ^.^

Carly and her fellow RWers took several top spots... inccluding number 1! Ditto for those of us in Riverhead... we racewalkers got first and second here.

Highfive, Carly!

How is everyone else's team doing?
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(no subject) [Jan. 10th, 2005|09:38 pm]
I seem to have issues racing on 150m tracks, I can never have a good race. It's tricky to tell how quickly you're actually moving, even when it feels fast, it most likely isn't. Rarr.
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State qualifying time [Jan. 2nd, 2005|04:12 pm]

State Meet Qualifying Times

Looks like all of us New York girls have to strive for 7:28... good luck! Ditto for the rest of you in your respective states, locations, and so on!
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(no subject) [Jan. 1st, 2005|02:41 pm]
New PR: 7:46!!
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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2004|08:01 pm]

Hey Cher:



That's us, right next to eachother on the state leaderboard! How cool is that?! Awesome job!

I have a meet tomorrow, I'm run down with a cold, so wish me luck. Happy walking everyone : )

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(no subject) [Dec. 28th, 2004|02:12 pm]


These are my babies, my pride an joy. New Balance WRW 110's. I got them less than a week ago and I'm in love with them.  They've taken a bit of getting used to, but they're extremely cushiony and have a good push off the heal. I had to get them special ordered because they're discontinued, but they were well worth it. One of the only racewalk racing shoes ever made, such beauties. I'd recommend them to everyone.

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(no subject) [Dec. 28th, 2004|12:46 am]

I'm free of that dang rut! I broke free more than I thought I could... I was thinking maybe returning to 8:0-something like I did most of last season. I was NOT expecting the time I just got at the Pearl River Holiday Festival today.

7:57. *is still blinking*

I swear the French braids did it.
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(no subject) [Dec. 18th, 2004|11:43 pm]

I had a race yesterday. My time was 8:19 =-( More on it in 2 most recent posts in my livejournal.
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(no subject) [Dec. 14th, 2004|07:46 pm]
New PR: 8:09!!
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(no subject) [Dec. 12th, 2004|02:01 pm]

[I feel |soresore]

Well, today was my first race of the season... I was at Suffolk West. My team arrived somewhat late, so we barely got to do a warmup when theyt began calling events... including the 1500m run. So I had to go do the 1500, not properly stretched and warmed up. That race went out at a really fast pace, which I did not realize, this being my first time running the 1500- until I ended up falling back by lap 4 or 5 out of the 7.5 laps. My muscles ended up really sore, and I ended up with that dreaded pick-ax feeling in my chest.

An hour later was the walk.. which I DID get to warm up for somewhat, after recovering from the 1500 and replenishing my body's waer supply, and then warning my teammate about the official "calling the 3000" (the event before the walk today). I was feeling rather optimistic, even though I knew my form was rather rusty. I was somewhat relaxed. I chatted with the others on the line as usual, not thinking to look for my teammate a few places back.

Until the actual race, when we were lined up and pooised for the gun to be blown. I looked along my line to wish her good luck. My teammate wasn't there. I looked to the California line. No other Riverhead walker to be seen. Crap.

And just as I was making that realization.. the gun was blown. I blinked,c then started.. a delay of one, maybe two seconds? Anyway, it was enough to find myself boxed by the newer walkers with times in the upper 8s... I broke free when they faltered and fell back within 25 meters and began passing, but damage enough was done. I found myself third, with my form completely thrown off by the box and the fact that IU wasn't paying full attention to the official. Two others were ahead of me. I was stiff as hell- keeping legal (even lifting wasn't happening too bad- I only found myself airborne once and quickly adjusted). The two ahead were moving gracefully and with fluidity, whereas I felt like a board. I therefore had to rely on speed alone. I eventually made it to second, a couple of laps later, and closed the gap between first-place gfirl and myself... but it was no good. I was too rigid to allow myself to speed upb more and pass her... so I canme in second. At 8:26. Definitely not up to my 8:0something standards. I'd say first place girl got 8:10. I could've beat her... I should've. But I screwed up. I couldn't break the stiffness.

My poor teammate missed the race and got reamed out by coach =o(
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Excellent racewalk quotes [Dec. 11th, 2004|01:06 pm]

[I feel |amusedamused]

Check these out!. You might have a good laugh.. and these certainly show those who "only run" that make derisive comments about our sport!
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Lifting [Dec. 11th, 2004|12:46 pm]

Does anybody have any advice for safeguarding against yourself lifting, or becoming airbourne? I sometimes find myself doing thus without even meaning to and therefore being forced to slow myself down so I don't lift like a runner, or else not even realizing I am doung thus until I get yelled at by a judge. How does one force their body to stay down? I hate my body's tendency to go airbourne; I feel like I'm cheating without meaning to.

Incidentially, now that I've told my greatest RW weakness, what are all of yours, out of sheer curiosity?
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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2004|02:18 am]

I have my first race on Sunday. SCCC, Brentwood Campus, Crossover B. I'm doing the walk of course... and my coach decided to toss me into a running one as well. 1500 meter run (to go with 1500 meter walk, I surmise.)

And... I'm being seeded at a completely insane time for the run. 5:25!! I've never even broken 6 minutes for the mile run in gym class! Xoach is bloody insane!


I really hope I can racewalk in college next year. =o( College of New Rochelle only has cross-country.. not even a track team. My first choice, Rochester, has racewalking... but there is the question of money. It's about 30,000 a year there or something. I'm not exactly rich. And I despise the idea of student loans, so... eep?

Is there any kind of racewalk program /anywhere/ in the vicinity of CNR?
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(no subject) [Dec. 10th, 2004|11:30 pm]

I really miss racewalking.

Last spring was the first spring I hadn't done it since i was seven. I mean, i got to coach the little ones at youth track, and i was physically racewalking, but i didn't have any races and i wasn't training.

So yeah, i miss it.

This really has no point... (c: the end.
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2004|07:01 pm]
As it turns out, I shouldn't have been worried about my race on Saturday. After the first lap or so, I led the race and kept it until the end. It was so exciting! It hurt really bad, but it was well worth it, and I had an unexpected PR as well, so now my best is 8:23 : D My coach and alumni said that I've pretty much got the Section V (New York) title under my belt, and my major concern this season is going to be making it to States. I'm going to work very hard for it, and I hope everything turns out well. One of my coaches and the girl that taught me how to racewalk and has since graduated helped official my race, and that was cool. There was one official woman who seemed a little clueless as to the rules of racewalk, and I was afraid she was going to call me on something unfair, but my friend reassured me that I looked smooth and to just keep trucking. Anyone else ever had any issues with officials?

(more about my race in my regular journal)

Anyway, I'll be checking in with everyone often, posting results of my races and stuff, and I hope to be hearing from a lot of you all now that the season is up and running (or rather walking). Haha, that was not intended. See ya around!
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(no subject) [Dec. 4th, 2004|05:42 pm]

[I feel |angryangry]

Yesterday was my first race of the season and the girl that won definatly cheated. Everyone said she should have been DQed including sevral coachces. She was not making contact with her heal, she was just walking on her tippy-toes. grr. If that girl was DQed my friend would have won. I hate when people try to beat the system. All racewalkers stand up for each other when people say its not worth being an event and then people pull stuf like that; she knew she was cheating!
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(no subject) [Dec. 4th, 2004|10:44 am]
My first meet of the season is tonight. I'm super excited, but also nervous. I've only had 5 days to train for a 1500m racewalk, because I've only been doing running workouts since the winter track season started due to the footlocker cross country race in NYC the weekend after Thanksgiving. I hope it won't be too painful. The girl who taught me how to racewalk and has now since graduated is coming to watch my race, and I want to make her proud. I'll let you know how it goes! Good luck with all of your first meets!

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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2004|11:30 am]

Hi! I know most of your seasons have started now.. so feel free to post entries with your times, advice, college searches (if applicable and you're a senior like myself, or a junior or whatever), and so on! Happy racewalking, and I hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving. =o)

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Runners' World [Nov. 13th, 2004|01:28 pm]

The unexpected has happened. Unexpected... but definitely something good for us racewalkers. I do not know how many of you read Runners' World, but there was recently an article in the magazine pertaining to racewalking. This article is titled "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Walker", and begins on page 81 of the November 2004 issue. Needless to say, it was a pleasant surprise to check out that particular issue of that magazine and read the table of contents, discovering something on those of us that are racewalkers! *grin* If you can somehow get ahold of the November 2004 article, I strongly suggest checking out the article. ^.^

I also found an article on runnersworld.com pertaining to strength training here. Hmmm... methinks I'll print that out and try out the exercises! Maybe I can go back below my goal time and actually stay there.

In other news: winter track for New York high schoolers starts next week... or at least, in my school! YAY!
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Blood donation and effect on racewalking/running [Oct. 30th, 2004|04:34 pm]

Out of curiosity, how long does it take a person's body to replenish a pint of blood? Also, how badly is somebody's oxygen level in the blood affected after they donate a pint?

Yesterday, my school had a blood drive, and I donated a pint. I suffered absolutely no adverse side effects yesterday. No fainting. No dizziness. No nausea or weakness. I followed the same exact eating habits I always do. This morning, I ate the same exact breakfast I normally do, and I've consumed the same amount of water I normally do.

Today was Division Championships for cross-country. I warmed up and stretched the same exact way I normally do, and then when the race started I took off at the same pace I always do: I generally get between 22:30 and 23:30 for the 5K.

However: before I'd progressed half a mile I realized that I was falling back- way back. My muscles were most definitely not obeying the "run" command. I therefore tried picking up the effort. Baaad choice. I began breathing faster and faster, but it was doing nothing. I felt like a fish out of water. Before I knew it my legs simply weren't capable of movcing.. I was still in running form but I was being passed by those going at a pace I can racewalk faster than. And on this really evil hill... I had the indignity of being passed by several who were walking- not even speedwalking, just regular walking. And meanwhile my head was positivelyt swimming- I really thought I was going to collapse right there on the trail. But I somehow made it to the finish line.

My time sucked. 26:50. Over 3 minutes slower than my second-worst 5K time. What happened? I know it can probably be attributed to donating blood, but what exactly did that do to me? Why was I slammed so hard in the race when I felt fine yesterday? (I didn't run at all yesterday so it could have been different, i don't know). Or- could there possibly be another reason for such an abysmal performance?
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(no subject) [Oct. 27th, 2004|08:40 pm]

What kind of shoes are best for racewalking? The ones I have at the moment- suck. They are very rigid and do not allow for pushing off my toe very easily. they don't even help my running. Aargh... I hate how shoes seem perfect and springy and everything in the store and then turn out to be the shoes from hell... -_- More likely, i'm just a very sucky shoe-shopper. Either way... meh. I need shoe help!
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(no subject) [Oct. 26th, 2004|06:54 pm]
So things are preeetttyyy quiet around here. But don't worry, the indoor track season begins in a couple of weeks (at least it does for me) and you know what that means...RACEWALK!! I'll probably post quite a few times about my races in here once they get going...Good luck with your own upcoming seasons or current racewalking groups.

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Racewalking in the Olympics [Aug. 18th, 2004|04:46 pm]

Does anybody, by any chance, know on what days and at what times the races for the men's 20K, women's 20K, and the men's 50K will be broadcasted in the Olympics coverage? I'd like to get them videotaped by one of my friends, if at all possible.

Also, random thought: If only there were a magazine for racewalking, like there is Runner's World for runners. It is my opinion that Runner's World can prove useful for us all for topics such as general health and fitness, but not in areas such as form. Hmmm.... yes, a racewalking magazine would most definitely prove useful. Hmmm...

That is my post for today. Happy racewalking!
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