2018 http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3546/all en Fuel Your Workout? Or is Fasting and Exercise Better? http://roadskater.net/fuel-your-workout-or-fasting-and-exercise-better <p>I don't have a lot of data here, but I certainly know that I have bonked plenty of times and not enjoyed skating at that moment. However, some research in the last couple of years with (not exactly) fasting has been interesting. I watched a BBC special with eebee about fasting on alternate days (named variously but lately called the 5:2 diet), but I never tried that. (Neither did I specifically try the high intensity training 3 x 20 mins per week that was in another special with the same BBC correspondent, Michael Mosley, but seriously, that's what my skating is like some weeks.) I tend to feel it's a great idea to have breakfast before and endurance event, and I guess the most often workable thing has been dried cranberries and oatmeal with enough water to undry the oatmeal and the cranberries. I also note they mention the only eat during 16 hours of the day idea I've heard lately.</p><p>So I mainly added this marker so we could comment on it. Any thoughts?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/fuel-your-workout-or-fasting-and-exercise-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/fuel-your-workout-or-fasting-and-exercise-better#comments 2018 2000s 2010s 5:2 diet diet Earth eating fasting high intensity training performance training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1491 Sun, 04 Mar 2018 02:37:07 +0000 roadskater 1491 at http://roadskater.net NC, a Hotbed of Olympic Speedskating http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating <p><a href="http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/olympics/article200521424.html">North Carolina becomes a hotbed of Olympic speedskating</a></p><p>William Douglas, McClatchy News Service, February 16, 2018</p><blockquote><p>The U.S. Olympic speedskating team at the 2018 Winter Olympics has a North Carolina accent.<br /><br />Long track skater Heather Bergsma and short track coach Anthony Barthell hail from High Point, N.C., while long tracker Kimani Griffin is from Winston-Salem.<br /><br />The Tar Heel State isn’t known as a hotbed for ice sports. But the state has a reputation as a mecca for inline skating, which has increasingly become a key supplier of talent for the U.S. ice speedskating program.</p></blockquote><p>There's quite a lot in this piece about the High Point Speed and Piedmont Speed skating teams and their impact on ice speed skating at the current Olympic games.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/nc-hotbed-olympic-speedskating#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s United States of America (USA) North Carolina (NC) 2010s Earth Greensboro NC Guilford County NC High Point NC inline skating long track ice national level olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speedskating North America http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1490 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:08:29 +0000 timv 1490 at http://roadskater.net Heart Rate Monitors, Fitness Trackers, Garmin Vivosmart HR & Fitbit Charge HR http://roadskater.net/heart-rate-monitors-and-fitness-trackers-no-hr-strap <p>I love my Garmin Forerunner 310xt for the GPS, 20-hour battery, big display (even if a clunky housing), and for me, good solid HR readings. I usually don't mind wearing the strap, but sometimes, it is a drag...especially on really hot sweaty days. I'm interested in any experience people have with</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/heart-rate-monitors-and-fitness-trackers-no-hr-strap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/heart-rate-monitors-and-fitness-trackers-no-hr-strap#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s Garmin 2010s Earth fitbit fitness trackers Garmin Forerunner Garmin Forerunner 315XT global positioning systems (gps) heart rate monitors (hrm) heart rate strap strapless heart rate monitors http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1489 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:49:43 +0000 roadskater 1489 at http://roadskater.net 2018 USA Olympic Long Track Speed Skaters and Social Media Links http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links <p><strong>Athlete - Events - Twitter / Instagram</strong><br /><br /><a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Shani-Davis">Shani Davis</a> 1000/1500 <a href="https://twitter.com/ShaniDavis">@ShaniDavis </a>/ --<br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Jonathan-Garcia"> Jonathan Garcia</a> 500/Team Pursuit <a href="https://twitter.com/jagarcia23">@jagarcia23</a> / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jagarcia_23/">jagarcia_23</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Kimani-Griffin"> Kimani Griffin</a> 500 -- / <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kgriff90">kgriff90</a><br /><br /> <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/athletes/Brian-Hansen">Brian Hansen</a> 1500/Mass Start/Team Pursuit<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianTHansen"> @BrianTHansen </a>/ <a href="https://www.instagram.com/brianthansen">brianthansen</a><br /></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/2018-usa-olympic-long-track-speed-skaters-and-social-media-links#comments Roadskater.net 2018 2000s 2010s Gangneung Ice Arena ice speedskating indoor olympics PyeongChang South Korea skating speed http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1488 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 01:09:23 +0000 timv 1488 at http://roadskater.net 53-Year-Old Speed Skater Attempts to Make US Olympic Team http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team <p>Theron Sands is 53 and he skated in the 10,000 meters at the 2018 US Olympic Trials in Milwaukee on Thursday. I won't give away what happened beyond him reaching the qualifying standard for the trials (it takes about 10 seconds to find out) but here's a video made as part of his <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/theron2theolympics">GoFundMe campaign</a> while working toward it. There's a lot to appreciate about his training and preparation in here, even some wheeled skating.</p><p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sJQX50hn_jo" width="425" height="350" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://roadskater.net/53-year-old-speed-skater-attempts-make-us-olympic-team#comments 2018 2000s ice 2010s cycling ice speed skating inline skates inline skating long track long track ice olympics outdoor Pettit National Ice Center (Milwaukee WI USA) skating speed skating speedskating winter olympics http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1486 Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:23:32 +0000 timv 1486 at http://roadskater.net Speedskating Season is Starting and During an Olympic Year it Matters http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters <p>This is a brief note to point to an <a href="https://www.teamusa.org/News/2017/November/10/Five-For-Friday-Speedskating" target="_blank">article about pro long track speedkating season</a>. The one that matters to me, at least. No disrespect intended to the short track derby, but I like mostly non-contact sport contests of speed. The first turn of an F1 race is admittedly often an exception.</p><p>This weekend pro long track starts again, and TeamUSA has some experienced skaters leading up to the Olympics. Notably, Shani Davis, a great speedskater over the years, returns. Also Heather (Richardson) Bergsma, from High Point, NC, is back on the ice for another year always being a threat to win the gold. I don't know how or if I'll be able to catch this off the airwaves or streams, but might make an attempt. Former inliner Joey Mantia will also be on the team!&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Thialf</span> <div class="street-address"> Pim Mulierlaan 1 </div> <span class="locality">Heerenveen</span>, <span class="region">Friesland</span> <span class="postal-code">8443 DA</span> <div class="country-name">Netherlands</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="52.938675">52° 56' 19.23" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="5.943217">5° 56' 35.5812" E</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.nl?q=Pim+Mulierlaan+1%2C+Heerenveen%2C+8443+DA%2C+nl" target="_blank">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/speedskating-season-starting-and-during-olympic-year-it-matters#comments 2017 2018 2000s 2010s Earth Heather Richardson Bergsma Heerenveen NED ice speed skating indoor Joey Mantia Netherlands (NLD) olympics Shani Davis speed speed skaters ice long track winter olympics Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1484 52.938675 5.943217 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 03:23:38 +0000 roadskater 1484 at http://roadskater.net