Coaching Services

Coach Carmen

Coach Carmen has been a competitive walker since 1986, making the US 50k Women’s Racewalk Teams in 2015 and 2016.  She has been coaching walkers for over 20 years and is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.  She also has training in postural alignment exercises, as well as a Barefoot Training Specialist certificate from the Evidence Based Fitness Academy.

Coaching Options:

Race Walk 101windmills

Race Walk 101 is a one-hour session that focuses on the race walking technique. This session will improve your stride and help you learn how to effectively use your hips, arms, and feet to get fit and fast. This one-time session will give you the tools to engage the right muscles, allowing you to pick up the speed and power through your next walk or race.

The Next Sessions at the Cedar Hills Rec Center in Portland:

Saturday, February 24th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Sign up here.


Ready to be on a regular training schedule or looking to train for a race? E-coaching allows you to receive one-on-one coaching from your home. This is a great option for walkers living outside the Portland, Oregon area.  You will receive a personalized written training schedule that is based on your skill level and walking goals, along with the ability to get all your training questions answered through email.

Cost:  $100 per month

Contact Coach Carmen at to enroll in this program.


Group Track Practice

We train hard at track practice while keeping it fun and light-hearted.

Get your relay team ready for the Portland to Coast Relay or another local race of your choice! Weekly training sessions go year round, offering an affordable way to help improve your race walk technique, speed, and efficiency. You will learn a series of drills and stretches to help you stay strong and avoid injury.  The one-hour weekly session includes a structured cardio workout based on your fitness level. These Portland area sessions will help you understand how track practice will impact your racing results.

Cost:  $15 drop-in fee per session or $10 per session when you pay for the full package.

Locations:  Monday mid-day in Beaverton, Oregon


Need a coaching format that is not listed? Contact Coach Carmen and she would be more than happy to work with you!