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Marathon swag bags; soap/energy bar mixup; guess the rest

It's been reblogged many times but I just saw this:

Free soap leaves bad taste for Chinese athletes
By News from Elsewhere... ...as found by BBC Monitoring
25 March 2016

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2014 Berlin Inline Skate Marathon Video

Here's another skate marathon video (helmet cam) from Europe in 2014. The road surfaces look great! Video is over 1 hour long. 

The packs start to thin out after about ten minutes. Closed roads. Church bells. Bystanders cheering. Tramlines. "Paß auf!". Street musicians and the Doppler effect. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaGtm8jFas

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Puente la Reina 2014 Inline Speed Skating International Marathon

This looks like a great event. Very A2A-ish, hillwise, but marathon distance. There are some pretty technical hills on the course by the looks of it. 

 

I believe a blind skater completed the race, aided by a paceline buddy. I don't know anything other than the name of the event and what's visible in the video, but I will add to this as I find out more, if I get time. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKVSsnMpHo

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2012 BMW Berlin Marathon Inline Skate Finish Video

Per Bill Begg on the Bont forum, this year's Berlin Marathon had a total of over FORTY-EIGHT THOUSAND (!!!) participants! This spread out over skaters, hand cyclists/wheel chair athletes and runners. About 6,800 were skaters. Not too shabby! And they had beautiful weather this year as opposed to the driving rain they had in recent years. The skate portion of this event happened last Saturday, Sept. 29th.

Here's a pretty good video of the final few KMs, of eventual winner Ewen Fernandez of France, and Bart Swings of Belgium, showing the beauty of this sport. 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4051845253239

I'd like to see ALL the footage taken from these cameras during this race. The way these two skate is so pretty, frankly I can't handle it.  

Location

Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
Pariser Platz
Berlin, Berlin
Germany
52° 30' 58.3596" N, 13° 22' 39.6228" E
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Periodization and the Offseason - Or An Attempt Not To Lose It All

Lose all what, exactly? I can't say that this year's training and peaking event season has left me particularly buff, but I would like to retain what little muscle-tone and muscle-memory I did achieve. After some digging around online, I found an article by Rob Bell on inlineplanet, uploaded a few years ago: Periodization Training, Part 1: How to Make the Most of Your Training.

Bell separates the training calendar into these phases:

 

 

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New York City Marathon Articles of Note for Logistics, Medical, Volunteer, Event Planning Purposes

I didn't watch the NYC marathon this year, and the coverage was delayed and compressed I believe anyway on NBC (though for those with Universal Sports I believe it was live over the air free digital television...in Atlanta, for example).

Location

Central Park New York, New York
United States
40° 46' 19.2972" N, 73° 58' 30.5508" W
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Squiggy Classic Inline 2009 Social Skates, Time Trial, Half & Full Marathon Tampa, Florida

2009.03.13
2009.03.15
US/Eastern
Check out the details here... http://roadskater.net/invitation-squiggy-classic-inline-2009-tampa-flori... I just wanted to get it in the schedule block by adding an event too. Thanks for posting, Birgit. Looks like lots of fun. Wish I could be there. Tampa's nice for skating especially in cool seasons.

Location

United States
28° 6' 52.5816" N, 82° 18' 3.3372" W
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Squiggy Classic Inline 2009 - Tampa, Florida, March 13-15; Photo Links Added

Invitation to Squiggy Classic Inline 2009 - Tampa, Florida, March 13-15 2009.

Dear all roadskaters:-)

Just wanted to let you know of a sunny, flat, warm, friendly skate and race in Florida in just 2 weeks.

If you have never heard of Squiggy go here http://www.squiggyclassicinline.com/faq_photo/faq.php

In a few words we are two skaters - Jessica Wright and Birgit Holme that are organizing a skate weekend for all levels of skating.

Friday we have a social Skate in the Dark

Saturday a 7 mile Time Trial and

Location

Flatwoods Wilderness Park
14302 Morris Bridge Rd
Thonotosassa, Florida 33592
United States
28° 6' 52.1712" N, 82° 18' 1.9656" W
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What's your Inline-Skating, Cycling or Running Training Style: Periodization, Marathon-Training, or Haphazard?

With this year's outdoor inline training season ahead, I've been wondering how I should best spend the precious time available to me and reap the best skate training rewards later in the year.

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How was Your 2008 NorthShore Inline Marathon?

If you did the NorthShore Inline Marathon this year, please let us in on the who, what, when, where, how, how many, how much, and anything else you can recall! Skateylove, roadskater

Location

Duluth, Minnesota
United States
46° 46' 44.886" N, 92° 6' 29.6748" W
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