Category : Matzger’s Blog

The Best Finish Photo Ever is YOURS!
Joe Furlong
September 13, 2017
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There's still enough time to practice for your best ever finish photo at the Northshore Inline Event! All you need is a photographer and the rest is up to you! Keep your eyes on the finsh line, or the finish mat, and think about your last big leap into a stable r...

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Video Critique: Wake-Up Call!
Joe Furlong
August 16, 2017
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    As the date of the Northshore Inline Marathon approaches fast, I know that fixing my form becomes more important than improving my fitness. Analyzing video of myself skating at speed is an effective and eye-opening way to improve my skating, and ...

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Weaponize Your Crossovers!
Mike Ward
August 4, 2017
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Even in a point to point event like the NorthShore Inline Marathon, crossovers can make or break your race. There are three places where crossovers are critical, 1) coming off the I-35 offramp and onto the overpass, 2) the 1st turn around the back of the DECC building,...

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The Best Pain for Gain: Low Walking
Joe Furlong
July 21, 2017
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Low walking is  the most brutally efficient way I know of quickly getting into racing shape.  It makes running seem like a vacation. But when it's crunch time for the Northshore Marathon, it's my go-to exercise at least once per week. My coach Dianne Holum had two...

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Ape Skating
Mike Ward
July 12, 2017
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We've all been told to "skate a little lower". Usually I think I'm low but then I see a photo or video of myself and can't believe how I'm only bent at the waist and it looks like my legs are practically straight! Of course, 90 degrees is the textbook knee bend angle...

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Go With the Flow
Joe Furlong
July 5, 2017
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      Now is the perfect time to put in base miles for the Northshore Inline Marathon. Lots of people like to refer to this buildup phase as "LSD,"which stands for Long Slow Distance. When I work on balance, timing, and body alignment at less...

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