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Friday, November 27, 2015

Tips To Be a Better Walker

Your feet are the most important part of the Baja Walk 100. Take care of them. Join the scheduled Baja Walk Training Days. Train in the footwear, shoes and socks, that you are going wear during your challenge. Developing endurance in your feet and get some of the inevitable soreness out of the way before Baja Walk day. Gradually increase your mileage and time, and carry water (camel pac) and a snack pack to get the feel for what you will be carrying pack. Any and all walking is going to help you; walk in your neighborhood, walk with your dog, walk down the  Malecón - walk anywhere you can walk, just walk! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Baja California Takes 5 Day Walk Against Cancer

Baja Good Life Club promotes an adventurous 5-day walk of 100 miles in Baja California to support the Cancer Society of San Felipe and the Mujeres Que Viven AC programs to raise awareness and fight cancer

By Caitin Tierra, Baja Good Life Club
November 23, 2015

San Felipe, Baja California – Marching against cancer is about to take a whole different meaning with the BAJA WALK 100, an inclusive adventure walk of 100 miles, to be undertaken in 5 days, beginning north of San Felipe Baja California, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, and finishing on the Malecon in downtown San Felipe on Sunday, March 6, 2016.

“As cancer goes on being a challenge that we, as a society, need to face, having a dramatic impact on the lives of so many people, we decided to organize this lighter but adventurous challenge with the BAJA WALK, to create a special opportunity to help raise awareness, prevent and fight cancer”, said Rachel Pack, Coordinator of the BAJA GOOD LIFE CLUB.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Weekly Walking Group Growing


The Baja Walk training camp group is growing, even with the holiday absences of a couple of our regular walkers. Today we had a nice group of 9 walkers for this morning's 5 miles course. We welcome everyone to come join us every Mon, Wed, Fri at our office in Playa de Oro at 7AM. Walk at your own pace.

This Saturday we will be walking 10 miles.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

As a Baja Walker what do I need to bring?

Must Have Gear
Baja Paseo 100 Walker - Debe tener - English Below -
  • Botella de agua: uno - 1 litro o Camelbak
  • Mochila / bolsa de lona: lo recomiendan 50 litros o de 75 litros
  • Electrolitos y aperitivos personales para los 5 días
  • Carpa: Una tienda de una o dos personas
  • Barrera de tierra: de plástico o lona; superar perimetrales 8-12 pulgadas de la tienda.

2016 Baja Walk 100 - Public meeting was a great success.

The Baja Walk 100 meeting was terrific. Tom Azbell is taking the position of Wagon Master, Tom will be responsible for transportation; the stagecoach, watering holes, and caboose. Brad and Lisa Matts are Route Masters and are helping to create the ideal route, and camping areas, both now and during the Walk.

Additionally, we had 4 other volunteers and  10 additional Baja Walkers, two of which are soloing. Karla Perez was in attendance representing both Mujeres que viven, AC and Linda Pi Garcia, from Baja Tourism, and will be helping with translations and Mexican logistics.

The Baja Walk 100 is now officially underway and we hope all of you will be a part of an amazing event and the fight against cancer in Baja, all proceeds to benefit Cancer Society of San Felipe and Mujeres que viven, AC.  www.bajawalk.com.

Buying or Renting Camping Gear

The Baja Walk 100 is a fully supported walk, however every participant is required to provide their own camping gear. Here are just a few tips. 

BUYING CAMPING GEAR
If you don't already have camping gear, but think you might do the Baja Walk next year, or even take up camping once in a while, then buying is your best choice. Even if you choice not to camp yourself, its likely a friend would, or your kids, or grand kids. Its always good to turn the young onto camping and get them into the great outdoors. If camping is going to be an infrequent activity, you can get by with a tent, sleeping bag, and air mattress from the lowest shelf in the camping section of Walmart, and be just fine. In most cases, everything you need under $100.

RENTING CAMPING GEAR
If there is a chance you will never camp again, then maybe renting gear is the best choice for you. A great choice for renting is "Lower Gear" from Tempe Arizona. They will ship camping gear anywhere in the US. http://www.lowergear.com/

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BAJA WALK 100 - Question & Answer Handout


THE BAJA WALK 100 - TAKE STEPS TO FIGHT CANCER!

The Baja Walk 100 is a fully-supported, 100 mile (160km) walk and adventure race over 5 days the raise money to fight cancer in Baja California. The challenge begins in San Felipe Baja California, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 and finishes on Sunday, March 6, 2016.

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS TODAY

The minute you sign up, you’re part of this incredible challenge!

Create Your Challenge; create a team of 4 and walk only 5 miles (32 km) each day or walk the full 100 miles (160 Km) solo over the 5 days...this is your challenge that will change your life and the lives of many.

Baja Walk 100 - Taking Steps Against Cancer

Sign up as a Baja Walker or Volunteer Today!
- See Rachel Pack at the Start Up Booth -

Q & A

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Baja Walk 100 Open Meeting

THURSDAY AT NOON - The Baja Walk 100 Open Meeting for Volunteers and Walkers! Find out more about the The Baja Walk 100 at the public meeting this THURSDAY AT NOON at the Margarita House in Playa de Oro. We will be discussing the all the details of the event, and fielding any questions you might have about this historic Baja event.

San Felipe Cancer Society to Recieve Donation from Baja Walk 100


The Baja Walk 100 is extremely pleased to announce Cancer Society of San Felipe will be receiving 100% of all donations and pledges from the first annual 5 day, 100 cancer walk and race. The event takes place Wednesday March 2 through Sunday March 6 in San Felipe and the vast San Felipe desert.

Since 2009 The Cancer Society of San Felipe has helped hundreds and saved lives through early detection. They have also managed in this short time, to build a clinic not rivaled in northwest Mexico. The Baja Walk 100 is very proud to be able to contribute to their efforts and help save lives in Baja.  The Cancer Society of San Felipe has also agreed to split received donations with Fundación Mujeres que viven, AC of Mexicali, an organization supporting women who suffer or have suffered from breast cancer.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

When should you replace your shoes?

Source: greatist.com
April 2, 2014 | Calvin Men

Most athletic shoes have a lifespan of 300-500 miles, depending on terrain and type of activity. Once the maximum mileage is reached, injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee become more common due to decreased cushioning and general wear.

 Every runner has a different weight and foot strike, both of which affect the cushioning of shoes in various ways (For instance, a heavier runner who runs on their heels may wear out the shoe cushioning faster than a light runner who runs on their toes.). To eliminate all those miles of guesswork, here are some quick signs that those running shoes need to be replaced:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Baja Walk 100 - Alternate Route

There have been concerns about the walkers in Matomi Wash, and the potential difficulties due to soft sand. We created a second route in case. We will prerun the courses on Monday.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Baja Walk 100 - Course Map




Baja Walk Course Map

Drinking for Walking


Source: http://walking.about.com
Updated July 04, 2015.
Drinking and walking should go together. Your body will lose water when you walk and you can end up dehydrated. Learn how much and what to drink before, during and after your walking workouts.

Drinking Before a Walk:

  • Drink Before You Walk: Prepare for your walk by drinking a tall glass of water (17 ounces or 500 mL) 2 hours before your walk. This will allow time for any extra to pass through you body (in the form of urine) before you hit the trail.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Getting Ready for The Baja Walk Against Cancer

Get ready for the Baja Walk 100 training camp. Join the team 3 times a week to develop your conditioning and overall fitness. See the training schedule --> Chick Here

Baja Walk trainer Rachel Pack will help you become strong mentally and physically ready to keep a strong walking pace to finish the Baja Walk 100 - 20 miles a day for 5 days. Group training to build your conditioning and overall fitness starts Monday, October 26, 2015 and will continue every Monday - Wednesday - Friday.  

BAJA WALK 100 TRAINING SCHEDULE

The base mileage of at least 15 miles per week, and the ability to easily walk 3 to 4 miles several times a week.

Monday - Tempo - Walk warm up, walk at a fast pace, but not so fast that you can not complete the designated time, 5 minute cool down.
Tuesday - Rest day - no workout
Wednesday -  Intervals - 5 minute walking warm up
  • weeks 1-10 fast / slow time. (point to point)
  • weeks 5-12 one minute fast intervals with one minute slower paced intervals,
  • week 15 Warm up, walk at a comfortable/normal pace focusing on technique, cool down.