8km is on the cards for tonight's walk. Was not too sure how it would go but I am not going to get any faster or fitter if I dont at least turn the feet over.
I guess leaping from the car and going straight into a racewalk is never ideal but its generally how my training walks go. Tonight I was tight and tender for the first 500m but once I warmed up - I felt really good.
I was trying hard to add more twist to my walk. I find that if I do 500m with twist and 500m relax it doesn't fatigue me so much. That way I dont end up too hurt after either.
As I was coming back on my 5th km, I passed an older portly gentleman who called out with a thick Russian accent. One moment, please...one moment. So I stopped and went back to him ... in very bad English he told me he was a racewalk coach. That he coaches top walkers - he said Vladimr (not sure how to spell it or it it is even that...its just what it sounded like) He tells me ... good posture, good arms ... MORE twist. ( I was in my relax mode when he saw me) I nodded and demonstrated more twist. He gave me two thumbs up and said 'Much Better" LOL .... Guess you never know who you pass each day hey.
So I tried really hard to keep the more twist up for my next 3 km. Being warmed up did help and I did manage to put more twist in my walk - which showed in my last 3km split times.
Total time for tonight's walk was 49.53 for avg pace of 6:14 per km