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Youngest Triple Axeler and an Octogenater

I went to see the video of the youngest female to do a triple axel, and it was kind of fun to watch, especially with the interviewer almost falling most of the time, but I also enjoyed another video about an over-80 skater who loves his skating like dad loved riding his bike in his 80s. His specialady skates too. Fun stuff.

'I'm the youngest lady to land a triple axel' - BBC News

Thirteen-year-old Alysa Liu is the youngest ever US women's national figure skating champion.

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231-732-2067 Stop Calling Cell Phones; How to Complain to FCC & State Attorneys General; National Do-Not-Call List; Boycott

First, if you are thinking about going to a G-Rated movie about a plush toy known for being soft and cuddly and emulating an animal that reproduces wildly, please don't go. We need to not fall for their plan...In a WORLD where rapidly reproducing rodents robodial. In a TIME when voices are digitally stored. Suddenly your CELL PHONE RINGS. DO NOT ANSWER OR YOUR SOUL IS AT RISK! In a SEASON when cell phone companies, the FCC and State Attorneys General are the ONLY ones on whom you MUST DEPEND. You are in a HEAP O'TROUBLE. PRAY you don't take the call, when the ROBORODENT RINGS YOUR CELL!

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Milford MI 30K Labor Day Festival of Races Stampede: 10-Mile & 50-Mile Inline Skate & More

Milford's Labor Day 30 K Festival of Races Stampede from the Milford Times, who deserves credit for any lack of specificity here:

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Imagine Winning World Championships in Speedskating and Cycling in the Same Year...Twice

I sometimes imagine winning my age group in a small enough race where there might be one or two others in my group. Ha! Imagine winning the world championships in speedskating. Then imagine that same year taking the world championships in cycling! Thirty years ago, that's what Sheila Young did. Check out the great form and how close she sets down to the snow-marked lane edge in the photo attached to the story below...

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Running in the Michigan arctic tundra and setting a new PB!

I thought that you sunny southerners would enjoy this - it has been a little cold in Michigan this weekend. On Saturday I did my 8 mile long run for the week on Hines drive (where there is always a head wind in both directions!) in 15 deg F with a windchill to make it feel like zero! I am not kidding when I tell you that at some points I was actually being blown backwards as I ran up the hills! This is the route for the actual 1/2 marathon (which is why I am trying to do my longer runs there to train on the rolling hills and with the omni-present headwind.) So it was slow but I stayed warm and got through it (dreaming of my cobb salad and all the trimmings it was going to have on it most of the way!)

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Detroit and Farmington Michigan Folk Might Enjoy Metroparks Coffee Table Guide

Folk from Detroit, especially our pals in Farmington, might enjoy a book mentioned in the Farmington newspaper (not sure of the name but perhaps it's called HometownLife?). As the article states...

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The snow and what it told me about people's activity levels

As I run my route in the snow this evening it told me something....no I am not delusional again......I ran a portion of the route that I ran on Saturday morning just after the snow first fell. Then it froze and then it snowed again (kind of like a snow lasagna!) There were portions of sidewalk where the only footprints were the ones that I had left on Saturday morning, now covered with fresh snow.

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17-Year-Old Short Track Speedskater Gets Ready for Prague

Young short track speedskater, Trevor Marsicano, 17, is off to Prague soon overcoming serious injury to skate his first international competition abroad. This article by Ian Pickus for The Saratogian mentions his mentor, "popular coach and skate-maker Paul Marchese."

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How to train for the hills of GA in a flat state like MI!

Does anyone have any thoughts or experience on ways to train for hills (both up and down) when you live in a place without very many?

My particular areas of concern:

- Downhills - fear of out of control speeds and speed wobbles

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Naomi Grigg - Freestyle workshop

Naomi Grigg is coming to the U.S and one of her workshops will be in Detroit!!!!!

Check out Naomi's website www.skatefreestyle.com

This promises to be an awesome and fun workshop. Contact Katherine for more details, you will be able to secure your place soon and it will fill up fast!

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