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Old 03-14-12, 05:06 PM   #1
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A Double Bummer Today

This morning I get an email that the DCTri (Olympic) 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10k run, for June was cancelled because they couldn't get a permit form US Park Service. I'm a real history buff, and thought it would be a great event.

I already had my plane reservations on a non-refundable fee.

Then an hour later, I get an email that the racewalk clinic I was to attend next weekend in Austin has been cancelled. At age 60, after 8 knee surgeries and a recent knee replacement my running days are done, but I figured I could still finish if I can walk a 10-12 minute mile.

Living in TX, we had a family reunion loosely planned with Mrs. Mono's New England family for DC in June. And now I gotta' try to learn to walk fast on my own.

Like I said, double bummer.
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Old 03-14-12, 05:14 PM   #2
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Permit issues cause the cancellation of a lot of races.
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2 X Bummer is right.

Try to find someone who can give you one on one coaching for the racewalking. 1/2 hour once per week would be a good start. Done correctly, race walking is very smooth and shouldn't hurt your knees.
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