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by Pat
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 3
Views: 186

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: 186

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: 21
Views: 792

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: 21
Views: 792

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: 20
Views: 838

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: 580

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: 580

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: 583

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: 583

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: 583

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: 1061

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...
by Pat
Sat May 13, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry land training
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Dry land training

Gee David -- we must be married to the same lady!! Great input -- thanks for the info.

Pat
by Pat
Thu May 11, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry land training
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Dry land training

The one I use for running/hiking training is a 16 inch tire. I put an eye bolt through the middle part of the tread and then attach a lanyard that I attach to a carabineer around a waste belt. Usually I try to find ways to work out that give a nice workout in a short period of time. That definitely ...
by Pat
Wed May 10, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry land training
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Dry land training

Here is another question for you Folks -- it is a running training technique to do both for sprinting and some easier running while pulling a tire behind you. Anyone ever try this with roller skis? The V2 skis that I have work well on a crushed gravel path and I already use the "speed reducers&...
by Pat
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 3605

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Hey you didn't mention shoveling your driveway. That's a good workout too! Enjoy the spring and summer and congrats on the amount of snow and skiing.

Pat

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