The Due Power Podcast

The Due Power Podcast

"The Due Power Podcast" is the World's first Speed Skating podcast, covering both Inline & Long-Track Speed Skating. The episodes includes friends and fellow speed skaters where we discuss various subjects and themes. There will usually be published a new episode every 1-2 weeks.

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January 26, 2021 43 min
The ice marathon season 2020/2021 is cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic... However, we still want you to have a listen to this great episode which we saved for quite some time with publishing. We're talking with our two great friends Harm Visser and Casper de Gier from the newly-formed Jumbo-Visma Marathon Team. We recorded the episode all the way back in July during summer-ice in Inzell, Germany. At this point the hopes f...
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Back in the summer of 2020, I sat down with Mareike Thum and Nadja Wenger in Geisingen, Germany to talk about their lives as Inline Speed Skaters haven lived and trained in the Arena Geisingen for some years in the training group from Kalon Dobbin. They also talk about how it has been for them to start skating on the ice in the winter. Hope you enjoy this episode.
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November 7, 2020 55 min
Portrait of Gijs Esders! Professional Long-Track Speed Skater at Team Reggeborch.
Gijs had his international breakthrough when he in 2018 made it to the Dutch world cup team while he was working full time beside his skating career. In 2020 he became professional at Team Reggeborch and started training with Olympic champions and medalist such as Kjeld Nuis, Ireen Wüst and Ronald Mulder. Get his inspiring story in this episode of the ...
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October 28, 2020 16 min
The Due Power Podcast is back! Season 2 is coming! I, Stefan Due Schmidt, give you a quick recap of the episodes from season 1 and what has happened in between... *spoiler*... Corona happened, BUT we are back and there are episodes dropping soon!
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January 25, 2020 40 min
Stefan had a chat with two Dutch legends in Weissensee, Austria. The most prestigious nature ice races are held on this lake "Weissensee"! Learn about nature ice racing and much more in this first Due Power episode of the new dacade.
Get to know:
Bob De Vries and Carien Kleibeuker, two of the best Nature ice, Long Track and Marathon skaters in the world the last decade.
- Carien Kleibeuker holds the Dutch national record 5km, ...
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November 30, 2019 39 min
Dutch Inline/Ice Marathon skater Casper de Gier returns to The Due Power Podcast where my brother (Philip Due Schmidt) and I (Stefan Due Schmidt) talk with him about his life as a semi-professional athlete and everything that comes with that. In this episode it will be a short introduction to Marathon ice skating followed by a longer portrait of Casper.

With his background as a sprinter on inline he later developed into a strong lo...
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We talk about the similarities and differences of Inline & Long-Track Ice Speed Skating. Daniel Yeow is one of my good friends, who has 30 years of experience within both Inline AND Long-Track Speed Skating. His analysis of physical, technical and mental aspects
If you are more interested in Long-Track Speed Skating, make sure to keep following The Due Power Podcast, since there are a lot more episode with Long-Track coming up. ...
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November 5, 2019 61 min
Kiwi Olympian Speed Skater Peter Michael aka. The King of Elimination, Dirty Mike and more... he's on the podcast! My brother (Philip Due) and me (Stefan Due) sat down with this champion and had a chat about his journey in Inline & Long-Track Speed Skating, his mentality of having fun/being serious and just a lot of behind-the-scenes stories from the skating World.

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Why Peter didn't become an inline hockey pl...
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The Dutch twin brothers; Rick & Kay Schipper have literally been born into the skating-game with a family of older brothers skating. Since the start they have always been playing around on their skates, whether it would be on indoor, outdoor or ice skating. As junior skaters they have been allround skaters, who could do a bit of everything, but has later on specialized on short/middle distance. The also talk about ups & dow...
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October 15, 2019 32 min
A quick chat with World Championship medalist Dalia Soberanis (Guatemala) & Junior World Champion Gabriela Vargas (Ecuador) about their lives as professional speed skaters and the expectations and pressure that comes with that life. They tell about how they happened to start skating in their home countries and how they are now travelling all over the World training and competing with their sport.
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We take a look back at the 2019 Inline season. For this recap we are joined by Dutch Inline / Ice-Marathon skater and great friend Casper de Gier. Who dominated the spring races? Who took major titles from the European and World Championships? How did the Berlin marathon turn out?
This time we also bring you a new feature to the podcast: "The lead-out and The Block"!
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September 12, 2019 37 min
Jota Bolaños is Ecuadorian World Champion Inline Speed Skater and a friend of mine since quite some years. I've skated together with him on the Maple Skate Team and I've lived together with him for 3 months in Colombia. First time I notice him skate, was in the break-away on the marathon at my 1st World Championship in Guarne, Colombia 2010, when I was just 15 years old and he was a young senior skater. He did not become Wo...
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September 3, 2019 60 min
Former skater and National coach of The Netherlands (Frank Fiers) and multiple-times World Champion and current Coach (Pascal Briand) sat down with me in Geisingen to talk about the good 'ol days and the life as a coach. They look back on how skating has changed as a sport and highlight some of the things they think are the most important when it comes to training and coaching speed skaters. I hope you enjoy and learn something...
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August 6, 2019 39 min
During a rainy weekend at the Gross-Gerau Kriterium, I fled in cover at my old team-mates Simon Albrecht's house to sit down with him and my other long-time buddy Etienne Ramali. In this podcast I talk with these two German sprinters about their time growing up, stories about specializing towards sprint and their general outlook on how they made it this far. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I did recording ...
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August 6, 2019 40 min
I sat down with my BONT team-mate Diogo after the Arena Geisingen International and had a chat about a little bit of everything. Diogo is multiple World & European Championships medalist and an allround cool guy.

Listen to Diogo talking about the optimal relaxed mindset, reflecting on his progression the last few years, getting more professional with training, his first encounter with ice marathon skating and his future goals th...
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August 6, 2019 14 min
Hello and Welcome to the first ever episode of the Due Power Podcast.

In this intro, my brother (Philip Due Schmidt) and me (Stefan Due Schmidt), will tell a little bit about what this podcast will be all about and why we wanted to make it. In the end there will be a small teaser of how the next few episodes will be like with a short interview of Philip, currrently training in Salt Lake City on ice.

Hope you enjoy!
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