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Training walk (Ayer)

Written by on August 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

Here's your chance to lace up your shoes and train for the MS Challenge Walk!

This training walk begins at the North Middlesex Savings Bank in Ayer and runs along the Nashua River Rail Trail. The walk is 20 miles in length with an open start time between 8:00 – 8:30 AM and a post-walk barbecue. Walk the entire training route or as much as you wish to do; enjoy a bite to eat after the walk; and receive some great training and health-related information. There will be Chapter staff and volunteers present to support your walk. This walk is also a great time to receive more information about the MS Challenge Walk and get personalized advice/training tips from fitness authorities.

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Let training walks inspire you!

Written by on August 6, 2010 at 9:48 am

This past Saturday, I drove from Boston to Springfield, Mass., to participate in a training walk sponsored by Gordon's Team. We had perfect weather, cool and dry, and I got in a longer walk than I would have had I stayed at home that weekend.

For me, training walks are a great way to ensure that I get in those longer walks that are necessary for my training. Even more important, they make me feel connected to the MS Challenge Walk. The conversations while walking (or munching on fruit after) re-connect me to other walkers, whether it's their first walk or their ninth. These conversations reaffirm why I participate in the Challenge Walk year after year.

Lace up those shoes and head to the next training walk. There's one this weekend in Brockton, with others on August 22 in Arlington and August 29 in Ayer. Get your miles in, earn some bonus bucks, and get inspired!

Susan lives in the greater Boston area and has been involved with the National MS Society since she was diagnosed with MS in 1995. She has participated in the MS Challenge walk for the past seven years and currently serves on the event's steering committee.