One door closes and another one opens. This new chapter in my life is going to be so exciting. Over the next year I will set my sights on the "Canadian National Inline Speed Skating Championships", masters event. Once I have more event information I will post it. Right now all I know for sure is location and requirements. They will be held in Calgary, Alberta and you need to be really fast.
It's be awhile since I trained. I have emptied my head of all it's garbage. I now have a coach to aid my training, Tyler Congdon is one of the top inline speed skating coaches in Canada. Tyler has volunteered to coach me, from afar. He resides in Calgary but will be in Victoria on August 16, 2009. After that it will be video high tech training.
Coach has already made a huge improvement in my skating, simply from a still photo. I need to correct my shoulder movement or lack there of it. It appears I keep my shoulders parallel with the ground, instead of my hips. It made a huge difference in my skate today.
Went out this morning to correct my form. It was so easy. It felt so natural and allowed me to cut sooner and deeper into my double push. I did some footing drills mixed some sprints and chases. Kept my shoulders parallels to my hips and got some really decent speed up today. I trained for a little over two hours covering 50+ km while having the time of my life. It's great to be back.
It's even greater to be totally focused on a single goal. My coach is preparing a workout schedule, with plyometrics, foot work drills and the like. Life feels really great right now, probably not so great during some of the up coming workouts. Stay strong Brothers, life is just beginning.