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Day 22 Walking a Marathon
I was browsing the internet today and came across The Walking Site ... a great website filled to the brim with information for the walker that wants to take things to the next level. If you have any walking questions you will find answers at this website!
I found the following statement very interesting:
"So you want to walk a marathon! In a recent poll 70% of walkers surveyed stated a desire to train for and participate in a marathon or distance walking event. 18% of those polled have previously walked in a marathon, and most of those would like to do it again some day. Visit our Marathon Walking Site for information on marathons, marathon training, etc."
I really do think that there is a huge group of walkers that get revved up at the thought of doing a longer distance race ... I know that when Dave and I did our first 10K clinic at the Running Room here in Canada we were thinking about a Half Marathon as soon as we got the race bug. We have done a lot of Half Marathons in the past 7 years and almost all of them have been running races that have walkers taking part. That was part of the reason that we began our planning for the Minds In Motion K W Walking Classic and why we added a half marathon in our third year ... walkers wanted a longer distance walk that was all their own. Once you finish that half marathon ... then you start looking for a marathon to walk.
Yes we are funny creatures we walkers!
I am thinking about a marathon again in my future but you will have to stay tuned for that announcement in another blog soon ... until then... Walk On Strong!