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Bend, Oregon 2009

Posted by speedskating-online on August 21, 2009 at 4:20 AM

Written by Lucas Makowsky, Canadian speed skater


Instead of just recapping the camp like I did back in May, I decided this time around I’d pick a few of the days that stood out for me and write about them. I’ve still posted a bunch of the pictures that I took throughout the camp though, so to check those out just click on the link to the album at the bottom.


First up – low walks. Now the only reason I’m writing about our first low walk program of the camp is because of the damage it did to my legs! I know I’m not the only one who gets this but when I haven’t done low walks for a while then get right back into it, it’s almost a sure thing that my legs will be sore for a few days after. It’s not like I haven’t been training in basic position either because I’ve been on ice quite a bit during the weeks leading up to the camp. There’s just something about the loading you get in your quads from the low walks that makes them so effective.

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