Those First Three Strides
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04-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Estes Park, Colorado
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Running and skating use different muscles. Skiing and biking are much better training than running.
And I know you'll hate it, but iron crosses. Lots and lots of iron crosses. Start in the middle of the circle, do crossovers straight left to the edge, stop, then back to center. Strong start to the top, stop, backwards crossover start to the center. Crossovers right, back to center. Backwards crossover start to the bottom, stop, start to center, stop.
Lots of those, and don't skimp. Go hard to the edges and put on a full, hard stop. One of the most hated drills, but you will get much more explosive starts in all directions.
That sounds pretty cool to do. Also, I have started doing some sprints as the obvious way to try to get more speed.
One thing I hate is that it's hard for me to get on the ice, so the vast majority of my skating practice comes on roller rather than ice. I feel like it's not translating super well after my lasst drop in game.
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