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Roll Your Way to Success: Top 10 Training Tips for an Inline Marathon!

If you're planning to take part in an inline marathon, it's important to prepare yourself properly to make the most of the experience. Here are the top 10 training tips to help you get ready for your inline marathon:

Increase mileage gradually:

Gradually increase your mileage each week to allow your body to adjust to the demands of inline skating. Start with a comfortable distance and gradually add 10% to your distance each week.

Practice on different terrains:

Practice skating on different surfaces to prepare for the varied terrain of the race. Train on flat, hilly, and rough surfaces to improve your balance and agility.

Work on your balance:

Improve your balance by practicing one-legged balancing exercises. This will help you maintain your balance during the race and increase your overall stability.

Strengthen your core:

A strong core is essential for maintaining good form while skating. Include core-strengthening exercises such as planks, crunches, and bridges in your training routine.


Incorporate cross-training activities such as cycling, swimming, or running to improve your overall fitness and reduce the risk of injury.

Focus on technique:

The technique is key in inline skating. Take time to practice proper technique and form, including knee bend, arm swing, and push-off.

Invest in quality equipment:

Invest in quality equipment, including skates, helmets, and gloves. Make sure your equipment fits well and is comfortable.

Stay hydrated:

Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your training sessions. Proper hydration is essential for optimal performance and recovery.

Rest and recover:

Allow your body time to rest and recover between training sessions. Incorporate rest days into your training schedule and prioritize getting enough sleep.

Set goals:

Set realistic goals for yourself and track your progress. This will help keep you motivated and focused throughout your training.

By following these top 10 training tips, you'll be well on your way to a successful inline marathon. Remember to always listen to your body and adjust your training plan accordingly. Good luck and have fun!

What is the NorthShore Inline Marathon?

Join the United State's largest Inline Marathon

The NorthShore Inline Marathon is one of the most prestigious inline speed skating events in the world. Founded in 1996 by Olympian George Hovland, the NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM) quickly grew, becoming the world's largest skating race and has had competitors including Olympians, professional hockey players (NHL), professional speed skaters, and more. Constantly ranked in the top 5 Inline marathons in the world, the NSIM marathon is aiming to take its spot back as the world's largest. NSIM's race travels over the beautiful scenic Highway 61. The race is between Two Harbors and Duluth, Minnesota on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.

In the pursuit of creating events for all competitors, NSIM added events for all ages and abilities. Our 2023 Race Event weekend will be September 15-17th. It includes our NorthShore Inline Marathon, the NorthShore Half Marathon Skate, a combined skate(39.3 miles), and our Tunnel 10k skate. In our Rollerski division, we have the 42k rollerski and 21k rollerski. Additionally, we have our running races including our St. Luke's Half Marathon and the Tunnel 10k run.

Join us September 15th - 17th for a full weekend of activities!

Registration is open and can be found on our website.



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