New Albany Walking Classic

Pre-Walk Breakfast: • Carbohydrate source to top off glycogen energy stores • Protein source to help build/repair muscle and reduce muscle soreness post-workout... more

Jul 29, 2015 10:46 AM Fitness

In addition to the burst of endorphins following completion of any physical exercise, participants of this year’s Walking Classic are in for another reward. This year’s “swag bag” comes packed with goodies from a variety of sponsors... more

Jul 29, 2015 10:39 AM Fitness

Easing Discomfort

Photo by Sarah Sole

Achilles Tendinosis The Problem: Pain and swelling develop in the Achilles tendon near its insertion on the calcaneus (heel bone). Repetitive use may lead to degeneration, fraying and inflammation of the tendon. Excessive hill or stair training... more


Walking is serious business for some of the New Albany Walking Classic participants. Each year, the Walking Classic draws a variety of competitive racewalkers from central Ohio and beyond. We took a closer look at how two of them got introduced... more

Jul 29, 2015 10:22 AM Fitness

Change Is Good

Photo by Wes Kroninger

I have been involved in road races for many years, having run my first marathon in 1970. Races have grown in popularity and evolved since those early days. Timing technology, registration procedures, course safety guidelines and... more

Jul 29, 2015 10:13 AM Fitness

While Panera Bread has been involved for with the New Albany Walking Classic for 11 years now, this year, its menu items for the event have been selected with help from Lauren Blake, a staff nutritionist at the Philip Heit Center... more

Jul 29, 2015 9:43 AM Fitness

As the largest walking-only race in the U.S., the New Albany Walking Classic draws thousands of walkers each year, many with interesting stories. Among those whose stories stand out are central Ohio residents Brian Zuk and Lorrie McCarty. more

Jul 29, 2015 9:40 AM Fitness

Racewalking is a serious pursuit and, like all exercise, it inevitably takes its toll on the body. We reached out to Dr. Timothy Miller, director of the Endurance Medicine Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, for... more


Walking is a wonderful means of aerobic exercise. Though it is less efficient than more vigorous forms of exercise, it shares nearly all their benefits. Additionally, walking has a significantly lower injury risk. That said, no physical activity... more


Going to the Dogs

Photo courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence

This year’s cheering section for the New Albany Walking Classic will include some of man’s best friends. Canine Companions for Independence will have a cheering station along the course that will include puppies and dogs in professional training. more

Jul 28, 2015 5:33 PM Fitness

Without great sponsors, the New Albany Walking Classic would just be considered “another race.” But the Classic is not just a race – it is an event. It is ongoing. It provides participants with the best value of any similar event... more

Jul 28, 2015 4:54 PM Fitness

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