With speed skating, it's like doing one-legged squats over and over again, with that one leg absorbing more than 80 percent of your weight. It takes an enormous amount of strength, and you're in such a weird position.
I know that BMW is now a sponsor of the USOC - of the United States Olympic Committee - so they offer the use of their aerodynamic speed-tunnel for testing and such for the athletes, which is a great advantage. But to be honest with you, I'd rather have a free car!
My mantra has always been to have zero regrets in life. Everything I do at one speed, I go all-out.
Generally, speed skaters don't run that much. I'm a little bit of an exception in that I run a lot.
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