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by Pat
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Stride Tempo in Classic

OK -- I'll rephrase my question to mere mortals then. Lets say what does a high school level coach in Vermont teach a decent skier about diagonal stride assuming they don't have the strength to double pole across every bit of flat or slightly uphill terrain. Quick striding, longer glides etc....?? F...
by Pat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Stride Tempo in Classic

Yeah but still have the question of assuming that they are not double poling and doing diagonal stride, what the turn over rate would be. Thanks

Pat
by Pat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Stride Tempo in Classic

Howdee -- in the world of running, faster and more elite runners are going to do a leg turnover of about 180(+) strides a minute. Maybe a bit higher but not by much, and this tends to hold true from middle distance to long distance racers. So my question is for classic skiing, and assuming a flat te...
by Pat
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 15
Views: 537

Re: Cold winter this time?

Gee that looks great -- nice wide open and white. Sure hoping for some more natural snow in the eastern Pennsylvania area this year. Neighbors look at me kind of strange when I go out in the back and try to shovel meager amounts of snow into a track that I can ski on.

Pat
by Pat
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Double Poling Question

Thanks Magnus -- seems like the shorter strokes are the way to go. At least that also seems to work best for me too. Thanks goodness there was video since I don't speak a word of Swedish.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Double Poling Question

I was wondering when it comes to double poling techniques, assuming that basic technique is good for sustained double poling, is it better to do long/strong arm extended double poling, or shorter quicker repeats. OK so I know coming up a hill, the shorter/quicker is the way to go, but for a long cou...
by Pat
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How's the season going?
Replies: 33
Views: 1772

Re: How's the season going?

On the double polling even with my slow wheels/speed reducers, it seems the only time I can get my timing down with that is with a slight upgrade. On the question of my yoga routine -- I've been doing it for years and have a routine of many different poses that I go between. I don't hold positions f...
by Pat
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How's the season going?
Replies: 33
Views: 1772

Re: How's the season going?

Been getting out twice a week. Kind of taken over as the core of my training and build around that. Two days roller ski, one day run of some sort, one day yoga, one day of throwing javelin and whatever the other two days. Anyhow I enjoy the roller skis and seem to recover from a hard roller ski effo...
by Pat
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 22
Views: 1646

Re: The danger of roller skiing

Slow wheels and speed reducers seem to be the thing - at least with my skill level... well having survived years as an aviator I still think the standard thought of "There are old aviators, and there are bold aviators, but there are no old, bold aviators...." hope he heals up quick and all...
by Pat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Got a boat
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Got a boat

Yeah it makes you very cautious or stupid. I have always been amazed have cavalier people can be on the water. Even more surprising when in cold water. I've come out of my boat on several occasions and not always easy to get back in. The standard comment is just because someone can Eskimo roll their...
by Pat
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Got a boat
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Got a boat

Well just self propelled ones. I used to do a decent amount of open water ocean kayaking. I definitely can relate to the feeling of being in uncomfortable water. The swells never look that big until your are past the shore break and then you realize that you better really pay attention. Well you mad...
by Pat
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING

Yep -- don't disagree with any of your comments. I've always tried to do total body type workouts and used to be a kayak racer also. The roller skiing does allow me to do hard interval type workouts without ripping up my legs doing the same running speed workouts like track intervals or hard hill ru...
by Pat
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING

Yeah Dave -- I could see how that workout would get you attention. Are your ski erg and rower both from C2?

Pat
by Pat
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING
Replies: 8
Views: 971

ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING

I have mentioned on this forum before how much I think/know that roller skiing has been an outstanding addition to my running/racing. Last night was another proof to me that training works great together. As I get older, and my friends who have been excellent runners and racers most of their lives c...
by Pat
Sat May 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry land training
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Dry land training

I did the tire drag around on a few workouts now and it works just fine. I also agree that the added benefit is on those long steep hills that I would have to walk down, are now controllable with the tire doing the extra drag along with the speed reducers. So for what it is worth -- an excellent wor...

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