Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce

74 Fireside Chat with Travis Brown: How to Skate a 10K

March 8, 2022

In this episode of Cycling in Alignment I sit down with one of my best friends, Olympian Travis Brown, to discuss the training manifesto written by Nils van der Poel “How to Skate a 10K …and also a half 10k”. For both of us, there are a lot of interesting takeaways from this detailed disclosure of the final 2.5 years of training Nils did before his victories in the 10KM and 5KM Olympic speedskating events in Beijing. There are many crossovers to cycling, including the fact that for months, Nils rode his bike about 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. I hope you enjoy our analysis and Travis’ perspective on this insightful look into one man’s successful quest to win Olympic gold.  


How to Skate a 10K …and also a half 10k by Nils van der Poel on Velo News

Swedish Olympic Star Gives Away Gold Medal to Protest Beijing’s Abuses on The New York Times


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