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Fall Fitness Inline Training starts Sunday, September 17th

Train for the Skater’s Quest Fall Marathon (11/18) with a team with the Fitness Inline Training (FIT) Program.   Learn more and register at http://www.skatersquest.com/wp/lessons/fit-program/.  The cost of the basic FIT Program is only $100!

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Training begins on Sunday, September 17th and includes practices focusing on on the following components to enable you to achieve your fitness goals:

  • ENDURANCE – These practices are designed to increase your endurance and achieve your mileage goals.
  • BALANCE – Inline skating is balance in motion so we will provide drills to improve your balance on and off skates.
  • POWER – These practices focus on developing your strength and speed through interval training and drills.
  • FLEXIBILITY – You will work on overall flexibility and breathing to improve your overall performance.

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Supplement your current skating with the below specific practices to include:

  • Sunday, 9/17 – FIT Plyometrics & Initial FitQuest Testing @ ArCTIC 2:00 PM
    Plyometrics are ideal for athletes or people looking to improve muscular power, speed and strength. They also help facilitate weight loss and help tone and define your muscles.  Wear athletic shoes to this practice and be prepared to sweat!  We will also take an initial FitQuest test to measure improved fitness with the Fall FIT Program.  Learn more about FitQuest here: https://miefitquest.com
  • Saturday, 9/23 FIT Stretch
    Stretching is so important to your physical and mental well-being to help improve your flexibility, potentially decrease injury by preparing your muscles for work; increasing blood and nutrient supply to the muscles and help calm the mind and give yourself a mental break. The FIT Stretch Practice focuses on stretches that benefit any athlete. Bring a towel or mat to this practice.
  • Sunday, 9/24 – FIT Endurance
    At each FIT Endurance practice, the focus is quality mileage to train your body to skate continuously to complete 26-miles.
  • Thursday, 9/28 – FIT Intervals
    Research shows that interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—increases fitness and burns more calories over a short period of time than steady-state cardio.
  • Saturday, 9/30 – Skate Maintenance
    Learn how to maintain your skates and protective equipment properly for longevity.  Sample topics covered include how to rotate your wheels and keep your bearings rolling smoothly.    Bring your skates and skate tools with you and be prepared to work on your own skates.
  • Sunday, 10/1 – FIT Endurance
  • Saturday, 10/7 – FIT Pacelines
    A paceline is a group of skaters who trade off the lead to share the effort of skating in front so that the other skaters can rest in the draft that is created.  Participation in a paceline will undoubtedly save you energy, efficiency and speed and, sometimes, even your sanity in a long race. We will work on efficient skating & effective speed control for distance skating in a paceline.
  • Thursday, 10/12 – FIT Intervals
  • Saturday, 10/14 – FIT Endurance
  • Saturday, 10/21 – WAR Eastern Shore Skate
    Join the Washington Area Roadskaters on their field trip to the Eastern Shore.  This will be a long skate (approximately 29 miles) but with breaks.  Learn more at http://www.skatedc.org/calendar/eastern-shore (yet to be updated)
  • Sunday, 10/22 – FIT Drills
    We will practice specific drills to help you skate more efficiently.  The phase focus of this practice is Gliding and Falling.
  • Saturday, 10/28 – FIT Drills
    We will practice specific drills to help you skate more efficiently. The phase focus of this practice is Set-Down & Push.
                      
  • Sunday, 10/29 – FIT Endurance
  • Saturday, 11/4 – FIT Drills
    We will practice specific drills to help you skate more efficiently.  The focus of this practice is Recovery and putting all the phases together.
  • Saturday, 11/11 – FIT Endurance

  • Sunday, 11/12 – Follow-up FitQuest Testing @ ArCTIC 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, 11/18 – Skater’s Quest Trail Marathon @ Indian Head Trail 9:00 AM [26-miles]
    You can skate 26 miles!  Don’t forget to register at https://paytrace.com/cart/default.pay?id=6061&mid=272600133644&pid=25592

 

ADDITIONAL SKATING OPPORTUNITIES WITH WASHINGTON AREA ROADSKATERS

  • Saturdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM @ HP: Skate Hains Point – Entry Level Roadskating
  • Sundays 9:00 AM @ White House: Intermediate Skate
  • Sundays 11:00 AM @ White House: Advanced Skate
  • Tuesdays 6:00 PM @ HP: Tuesday After Work Intermediate Skate
  • Thursdays 5:45 PM @ HP: Thursday After Work Intermediate Skate
  • Fridays 7:00 PM @ White House: Friday Night Skate

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