The Beginner's Guide to Power Walking

The Beginner's Guide to Power Walking


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764124327
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2003
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: (w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janice Meakin has taught aerobics, body conditioning, and power walking at workshops and conferences in London for many years. She is an exercise and health strategy consultant and the author of many published articles on physical fitness and well-being.

Table of Contents

Why power walk?8
Getting started10
One step at a time12
Booted up14
Walking in step16
Walking on air18
Keeping warm and dry20
Keeping cool22
Walking accessories24
Going the distance26
We are what we eat28
Eating well30
Warming up, cooling down32
Warming up, cooling down 234
Walking form36
Walking wounded38
Training schedules42
Following the schedules44
How the training levels work46
Step to the beat48
Stronger, faster, quicker50
Level 1Complete beginner52
Level 2Starter level56
3 miles (4.8 km)58
Level 3Refresher level60
6 miles (9.6 km)62
3-hour trek64
Level 4Intermediate level66
6 miles (9.6 km)68
Day-long trek70
Level 5Upper level72
6 miles (9.6 km)74
Half marathon76
Weekend trek78
Level 6Advanced level80
Marathon walk82
Weeklong trek86
How to ...90
... Walk a marathon92
... Walk lighter94
... Walk into long-term fitness95

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