How can I train for a walking race?

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In preparation for a walking race start by gradually increasing mileage and pace until you reach approximately 85% of the goal distance. For example of you’re planning on walking a 10k or 6 mile walk you should train till you can easily walk 8k or approximately 5 miles. On the day of the race the adrenaline of the race will help you cover the last 20%. Alternate days of increasing the distance you walk with days where you increase the pace you walk. Never increase pace or distance at the same time and never increase by more than 20% a week. Take plenty of time to train and build up,

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