Let's see, where was I? Oh yeah. I was slowly making zig-zagging headway with various elimination diets regarding my various allergies and autoimmune issues. Also, there was some recent talk behind the scenes about skaters and their training and/or weight loss goals for the upcoming training season. All of the above, plus a couple of 20 minute flat skating sessions this week that left me gasping for oxygen, has prompted me to try my own 30 Day healthy eating Challenge. I'm hoping to make it past day 4 this time.
So here we are in the Preseason, per Rob Bell's Periodization article I referred to for the Offseason. This should be a six week block of low-intensity technique work (drills), and cross-training (if you like that sort of thing).
Just as I feared, the Offseason threw me out of my routine and into a funk-and-a-half. So it's taking me some time to get into the Preseason groove. Although there is something alluring about having nothing to do for half an hour except focus on rolling on one skate around half the football field (paved track).
SKATING AND COOKIE FESTIVAL
DATE: September 24, 2011
REGISTRATION FOR SKATE: 8:00
SKATE TIME: 9:00
REGISTRATION FOR COOKIE BAKE OFF: 9:05
COOKIE BAKE-OFF JUDGING AT APPROX 10:00
LOCATION: Dix Stadium (KSU), Summit Street in Kent, Ohio (Portage County)
SKATE CHALLENGE REGISTRATION FEE: $35, COOKIE BAKE-OFF: FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
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This is your chance to own the campus! The skate will take advantage of the newest leg of the bike and hike trail as well as the new esplanade through Kent State University's campus. Show the community that skating is alive and kicking in Portage County!
A MORNING FULL OF SKATING, COOKIES, MUSIC AND FUN! A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT!
The Portage Bike and Hike trail has opened up its arms to skaters around the county!
Melanie recently asked on InlineNC yahoogroup. I think:
K2 inline skates (rollerblades) are a great option,
probably bigger wheels (90 or 100) for smoother roll over rough stuff, and/or
a longer frame for point to point roadskating, or
for tricks of course, shorter frame length makes arcs and spins easier.
Salomon makes great inline skates and has seemed to support them well, but there were some frames a few years back with problems and I think the company has been sold so it may be wait and see time.
Rollerblade is making some interesting inline skates but I note they still liked heavy kits when last I looked. The Problade boot looks pretty good if you get the kit with the box frame that's Mogema-ish rather than the earlier, thinner model we've seen bashed.
Those are my quick thoughts on that. i'll post this to rsn2 also.
I've been knocking these rather trivial, large-scale thoughts around my head for some years now and wanted to write something about them. Last night, whilst watching 20/20, was the final straw! This post might complement KJG's questions in Monotony of Training.
Submitted by roadskater on Sat Jan 27 2007 10:48am
Oh I wish this were about fine grind espresso wafting through the air, but no. Of first blush it seems hopeful, even. I wonder. The City Council of Corpus Christi, TX has authorized the Police to write tickets up to $500 for skaters grinding city property. That's cool because it's about grinding not rolling, as Police Chief Bryan Smith explains...
Submitted by skatey-mark on Mon Jan 15 2007 2:14am
I've been cooking this up for a little while now and want to make the announcement even though the website isn't quite polished yet....
I will be teaching a skating workshop in Raleigh, NC the weekend of March 24, 2007. This workshop is targetting beginner speedskaters and recreational/fitness skaters. The workshop is part of my fundraising for Tour to Tanglewood, which benefits Multiple Sclerosis Society.
I have changed the terminology from biking to skating in the press-release from Transportation Alternatives to underscore the impact of the proposed new rules on our community. Theoretically, every point applies to skaters, even the requirement to carry a bell.
The NYPD already has the rules needed to keep order in the streets. They have traffic laws, prohibitions against disorderly conduct, and a host of other rules. In short, there is no need for the police to create new rules to suppress non-vehicular transportation.
Speaker Christine Quinn is supporting the new rules. Make sure she knows that you don't by using the links provided. Alan has given you her answer to the initial notice, when you get that first answer, send another note of concerned opposition. Write also to your council-member.
We'll be having a Greensboro Eddy Matzger Roadshow Inline Speed Workshop this Easter weekend, April 6-8. I hope that you'll come and have some bunny weekend fun with us while getting a serious workout with some great dryland and skateland drills.
Did anyone see the article about the little Indian girl (Gwalior, India) who skated under 40 cars with only 8 or so inches of clearance? I kept trying to find a place where the video was clearer, but it always shows up looking neon green like a negative image or something. Either way, that girl would be a total LIMBO CHAMPION!!! My son and I always do the limbo when we go skating... I used to win it every time... *sigh* not now.