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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (30 Mar 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880116617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880116619
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 459,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""""At last, a fun, informative guide that bridges the gap between basic fitness walking and serious competition. Comprehensive, sensible information for those wishing to get involved in racing, as well as those who want to achieve their fitness goals by dabbling in competition. Wonderfully didactic! Unlike many dry, ""how-to"" books, Iknoian's book is full of personal experiences that give the reader useful advice on what to expect. I found the book to be well structured, with a good dose of biomechanics, without getting overly complicated. Good use of analogies, especially those concerning 'just walking'. Excellent approach to correcting common technical errors."""Maryanne TorrellasFormer U.S. race walking team memberSix-time national champion and former American record holder """Walking Fast is a wonderful book for people who want to increase their walking intensity, fitness level and performance. In easy to understand language, Therese provides the technique, training and resources you will need to take your walking program to the next level."""Kathie DavisExecutive Director, IDEA "

About the Author

Therese Iknoian is an exercise physiologist and nationally published freelance writer specializing in fitness, sports, and health. In addition to being the author of "Fitness Walking," Therese has written articles for such magazines as "Walking, Self, Women's Sports and Fitness, Parenting, Men's Health, " and "Vitality." She is also a contributing editor for "Walking" magazine and "California City Sports" and is a member of the editorial board for the "American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal."As a master walking instructor, Therese has spent several years working with corporations, health clubs, independent walking clubs, and professional conferences all over the world. She developed the Nike RunWalk program, has worked with Rockport and Side 1 as a program consultant, and is a member of the Adidas Global Advisory Panel and the PowerBar Team Elite. Therese also belongs to Team Polar, a group that educates people about the importance of heart-rate monitoring for effective exercise. Therese is a nationally ranked competitive race walker. In 1994, when she was ranked 24th in the United States by "Track & Field News," she broke the world record for the indoor 3K for her age group. Therese still holds the national record for the outdoor 3K. In 1995, she placed 14th in the Race Walk World Cup national trials. She also has numerous gold and silver medals in national masters championships. Therese completed her master of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology and sport nutrition. She is certified as a health/fitness instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine and is gold-certified by the American Council on Exercise as a group fitness instructor. She also is certified as a coach and official by USA Track & Field.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Jun 1999
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This book is informative but confused in its focus. It purports to be for those who want to walk fast but not race, but spends almost half its pages on training techniques (and endless charts for you to fill in) best suited for racers. Its descriptions of stride and gait are clearest if you have read other books already and understand the concepts. It is best used to supplement a trainer and not as a stand-alone guide. If you want to learn the basics, start somewhere else. That being said, what it does do, it does well. If you have learned the basics of walking and want a workout and not just a walk, this is the book for you. If you want to improve your walking endurance or speed, this book will help.
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By Al on 7 May 2012
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As a novice race walker I was keen to improve my technique. This book was recommended to me and I'm not disappointed. It is packed with useful, easy-to-understand information and advice, not only on good technique but also regarding training. There are one or two extremely helpful race walking websites but this is the only book I've come across that covers the subject comprehensively and with authority.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Terse yet padded 1 Jun 1999
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This book is informative but confused in its focus. It purports to be for those who want to walk fast but not race, but spends almost half its pages on training techniques (and endless charts for you to fill in) best suited for racers. Its descriptions of stride and gait are clearest if you have read other books already and understand the concepts. It is best used to supplement a trainer and not as a stand-alone guide. If you want to learn the basics, start somewhere else. That being said, what it does do, it does well. If you have learned the basics of walking and want a workout and not just a walk, this is the book for you. If you want to improve your walking endurance or speed, this book will help.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
good for performance oriented walkers 9 Oct 2003
By Ollie Nanyes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent for those who want to either walk for exercise or want to walk for sport (i. e., races). There are many excellent photos which describe proper walking technique and common technique errors.
There is also a section on racewalking and what to expect at official judged racewalks.
This book should fit the needs of either powerwalkers or novice racewalkers.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A great book from the basics to the advanced. 23 Feb 1999
By jbell35977@aol.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book and give to aspiring walkers. It really makes a nice connection from "walking" to Racewalking.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"Walking Fast" by Therese Iknoian 26 Nov 2012
By Alan R. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not received Walking Fast by Therese Iknoian to date.. I would be glad to submit a review after receiving and
reading the book.
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