World Class Racewalking Clinic--Locust Valley, NY

Event Date

Sat, Aug 16, 2014


Locust Valley, NY

About This Activity

Do you want to learn to Racewalk? Or to Racewalk Faster? Join US National Team Coach and fourteen-time US National Champion Dave McGovern for this unique racewalking event. Beginners and advanced walkers alike will learn techniques used by elite walkers at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers to help you to walk faster and more efficiently with fewer injuries. And if you don’t race, these techniques can help you to lose weight, get fit and feel great!

Dave McGovern has been a competitive racewalker and racewalking coach for the past thirty years. He has won fourteen U.S. Championships, and has walked 20 kilometers in 1:24:29—earning the distinction of being the fastest walker in U.S. history never to have made an Olympic Team—yet! In addition to conducting his “World Class Racewalking” clinics throughout the known Universe, Dave, who holds a Master's Degree in Sport Science from the United States Sports Academy, is a USAT&F- and LSA-certified coach who has led dozens of former clinic participants to masters American and World Championship titles and records, including coaching seven clinic alumni all the way to the US Olympic Trials. Dave is the National  Head Coach for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s “Team Challenge” half-marathon team, and was the Head Coach for Team USA at the 2012 World Cup of Racewalking in Saransk, Russia. He is the author of Precision Walking, The Complete Guide to Racewalking Technique and Training, The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking and he is a staff writer for Walk! Magazine.

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Event schedule and times

Saturday, 9:00am—5:00pm—Introductions, then technique sessions and flexibility/technique drills, shoe store visit, then lunch, followed by technique review then a short track workout.

Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm—Training lecture part I, then interval workout w/ heart rate monitoring, lunch, then classroom heart rate result results and training lecture, part II.

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