NorthShore Blog

The Importance of a Training Partner
Mike Ward
August 20, 2019
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Matzger's Blog

It's impossible to overstate the importance of a supportive friend or training partner when preparing for a race like the NorthShore Inline Marathon. Doing it alone can seem like a slog and a chore you're not in the mood, but a supportive someone or having company can b...

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Five Free Duluth Sights and Landmarks
Mike Ward
August 19, 2019
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News

Aerial Life Bridge- One of the most photographed landmarks in Duluth, this iconic landmark was completed in 1905 making it over 100 years old. When the bridge is completely raised the clearance is 180 feet, the length is 386 feet and weighs approximately 900 tons. ...

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How To Stop On Inline Skates
Mike Ward
August 7, 2019
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Training

One of the most frequent comments heard regarding skating for the first time or at a beginner level is "I can't stop on those things!". Whether you're on inline skates, roller skates, Rollerblades, whatever wheels are strapped to your feet, stopping effectively and safe...

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Expect the Unexpected
Mike Ward
August 6, 2019
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Matzger's Blog

When skating somewhere new or questionable, I usually find it better to ask for forgiveness rather than permission, because the answer's probably going to be "no" anyway. Well the other day, here we were at a religious holy site where the cremated remains of monks ar...

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2019 Wave Placement Guide

Read below for everything you need to know about NorthShore Inline Marathon waves, what wave you should be in, Elite versus Advanced versus Recreational waves, and our handy Wave Placement Guide! NorthShore Inline Marathon Waves: Elite: The Elite race is tec...

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Steely Dan’s Wake Up Call to Get Down
Mike Ward
July 16, 2019
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Matzger's Blog, Training

Recently on an early morning skate with my buddy Dan, I was holding it steady at about 16 miles per hour when my head started ringing with the strains of "Hey Nineteen." My mind was admonishing me to speed up. There's a moment in that party tune when out of th...

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Rotating Your Wheels for 3- and 4- Wheel Inline Skates
Mike Ward
June 17, 2019
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Gear, Repair

When you skate, you push off of the inside, wearing out the inside of the wheel. If you use the T-stop method, you are also wearing out the inside of the wheel. Rotating your wheels on a consistent basis ensures that you have even wear on your wheels and stay comfortabl...

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