In the post I'm gonna talk about whats going to improve your skating speed in the quickest time possible instead of giving you drills that will increase your speed over a long time. As well as increasing speed if you follow the steps below you can increase Overall power, Explosiveness and All around quickness on the ice.
Its a common practice to test your heart rate to get a hint if your overtrained. A higher than normal heart rate can suggest you are overtrained but isn't a reliable source. A more overlooked piece of data is heart rate variability or HRV. HRV is the amount of time between heart beats and directly results from the health of your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).