Paul Schwartzberg (ESTC)Racewalk.com - Bios - Paul Schwartzberg
...Paul first started race walking while attending Mamaroneck High School in New York.
senior year of High School, Paul
won the Mile Walk at the New York State Track and Field Championships. After High School, Paul attended Amherst College.
As a freshman, he
placed second in the 10K walk at the Junior National Championships. (Editor's note: I led him for two laps of this race and then preceded to watch the race from the back of the pack)As a sophomore, Paul
jumped up to 20K races and made his
first National Track & Field Team.During his
junior year, Paul
qualified for the American Team sent to the Lugano Cup and, for the second time, made the National Track & Field Team.
Paul's greatest accomplishments came in 1988, his
senior year in college.That year, Paul
won the National 20K Invitational Race walk in Washington, D.C. with a personal best of 1:26:49 . Paul
also won the Metropolitan 15K Race walk Championship and set an American record of 1:02:39 for that distance.While Paul
made the National Track & Field Team for his
third time that year, controversy was abound.Paul
finished the 20K Olympic Trails thinking that he
had made the team as he
crossed the finish line.Having picked up two DQ calls early, Paul
had slowed down to ensure a place on the team.Ever the sportsman, Carl Schueller having already made the 50K
team, waited for Paul
at the finish line.
to cross the line in third.Paul
Olympic dreams were fulfilled.
received a late DQ card, his
third, and was disqualified.
After college and the Olympic trials, Paul's racing walking career came to an end.He
energies to attended the Emory School of Law
.Paul is currently an attorney for the Department of Justice.
From time to time, Paul
has been known to hop into a race walk.Just from staying fit with running, it is amazing to see how fast he
Training:For workouts from September through December Paul wouldn't do as many hard miles and would increase his
weekly miles to about 85 miles by adding morning work-outs and doing a longer Saturday walk.
From January through July or August, Paul
followed the following weekly training program: