Training Books & DVDs
These books will help you improve your form.
ChiWalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy
Similar to Pilates, yoga, and T'ai Chi, ChiWalking emphasizes body alignment and mindfulness while strengthening the core muscles of the body.
The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness
"A 52-week plan for increased energy and a longer, healthier life"
Pedometer Walking: Stepping your Way to Health, Weight Loss and Fitness
A six-week program for getting started with pedometer walking.
In this update of the 1995 edition, Iknoian, an exercise physiologist and medaled race walker, presents 60 walking-based workouts.
Leslie Sansone offers many walking videos for all ages. These are, of course, done at home in front of your TV.
Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes
When you walk, the most important thing is your feet. This book is now in its 5th edition.
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Geared toward older adults, this program presents a walking-in-place fitness routine with the physical benefits of a brisk two-mile walk, raising the heart rate to a moderate level.
After you get fit, here's how you can really enjoy walking.
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This ultimate collection of Britain's best walks is printed in full color, chock-full of inspirational pictures, helpful charts, and useful information including parking notes, clear route directions, and easy-to-follow maps. However it is a hefty volume that is best devoured before you go!
Walking the Blue Ridge: a Guide to the Trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway
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"Veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins describes every one of the more than 100 official Blue Ridge Parkway walking trails along with every other trail (more than 70) that comes in contact with the Parkway."
Great Little Walks: a Guide to Walks on the Great Allegheny Passage & Connecting Trails in the Pittsburgh Area
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A project of the Allegheny Trail Alliance that includes walks in Downtown Pittsburgh, South Side, Sutersville, Homestead, Buena Vista, Cecil Township and more.
Walking in France
"Exploring France's Great Towns and Finest Landscapes on Foot"
The Year We Seized the Day: A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino
Best and Bowles relate their 36-day trek on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a medieval pilgrimage route across Northern Spain.
A Walk Across America
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In this classic account, Jenkins describes how his disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America , and shares the lessons he learned about his country and himself that resonate to this day.
Wanderlust: a History of Walking
Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.
Short stories about walking collected by the Editors of Walking Magazine.
Out on Your Feet: The Hallucinatory World of Hundred-Mile Walking
Julie Welch edited the magazine of the Long Distance Walkers Association (a remarkably large group of people who meet up most weekends to accomplish arduously long walking challenges 30, 40, 50 miles long). And she became more and more intrigued, even obsessed, with the highlight of the long-distance-walking calendar: the annual Hundred: walking a hundred miles, non-stop, within 48 hours. Eventually she decided she had to have a go herself.
Walking to Vermont: From Times Square into the Green Mountains -- A Homeward Adventure
New York Times reporter Wren marks his retirement with a 400 mile trek from his apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to his cabin in Fairlee, Vermont.
Browse the Catalog
Additional books can be found by browsing the library catalog under the subject heading
Walking, followed by the country or state and city that your are interested in. For instance:
Walking -- California -- San Francisco.
Health and fitness, training and racing articles. You can also register online for walking events throughout the US.
"This is a little hack that uses Google's superb mapping application to help record distances traveled during a running or walking workout." Trace your route on a google map with this application that totals the distance.
Nordic Walking: An Introduction
If you want to get started with this European sport (also called ski walking) which uses walking poles, check out this YouTube video.
Includes information on race walking technique.
Publications, products and tours from across the nation and around the world selected by award-winning nature writer and trails expert, John McKinney, hiking columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
University of Pittsburgh Physical Activity Resource Center for Public Health
Part of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, this website offers brochures on:
USA Track & Field: Racewalking
The official race walking home page of USA Track & Field.
Walk About Magazine
This is a free bi-monthly publication featuring articles of inspiration, information and humor for walkers and hikers.
See how walkable the neighborhood is around your current home. Enter an address and get a walkability score.
The Walking Site
This site is produced as a resource for walkers of all fitness levels by a woman who is a walker and marathon walking coach. Includes Marathon Walking on how to prepare for walking a marathon (26 miles).