Estimation of skating power (roller or ice)
To reach a given speed, a skater must be able to produce a sufficient power, equal to the sum of powers required to overcome three types of resistances:
• Resistance of friction
• Resistance of the air
• Resistance of gravity
In the following calculator, an instant speed gives an instant power and a mean speed gives a mean power.
For example, the mean speed of a continuous maximal effort during 7 min approximately (climbing preferably) allows evaluating the Maximum Aerobic Power (MAP).
Auxiliaries for calculation:
• Mean speed
Design of the calculator