How much skating should you do?
How much sport specific training should you put in to your training program? (i.e. How much skating should you do compared to cycling/strength-training/stability/core/conditioning etc.)
As I am sure you are aware, the answer to this question depends on many factors:
Current volume of training
Period the year (Season, Pre-season, etc?)
Experience on skates
Training patterns and weekly programming
So how do you decide? If you train only one day a week, then you should obviously be skating during 100% of your training sessions. I.e. You should skate one day a week. But if you are training 12 sessions (15-20 hours) a week (like a pro) then it is quite possible that you are only on skates 30% of the time; 4 sessions (5-7 hours). (all dependant upon the time of year, and the training phase).
We've made a general guide (below) for you, but if you have ambitions or goals then it would be best to get objective advice from a professional coach.
You can get more advice like this in our E-book "Intervals for Speedskating" which gives example summer and winter programs.
Or of course, contact us for personal coaching designed specifically for YOU.
Let's go faster.