|Schedule -- Diane Rudnick|
|Saturday, July 14, 2012|
|7:40 AM||Practice-ice (Practice) - Mixed A||Eagles|
|3:50 PM||Free Skate (6.0), Adult Bronze (Ladies)||Eagles|
I am sure they have a good reason for not putting me on any of the other practice sessions. Namely at 12:35 p.m. or 10:20 a.m. or 8:10 a.m. It says I am in "Mixed A" group. There is also a B and a C and D group. Maybe it has to do with skating levels. I know I paid for this practice session, but I will do much better if I sleep in, eat a good breakfast, relax in my hot tub and then go skate for an hour at another rink from from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. It's only 1/2 hour from my house and I will be much more warmed up.
I somehow managed to contract another cold or maybe the last one never left and was just festering within me. For the past 2 days I have been drinking hot tea and honey, taking Benadryl and going through 2 boxes of Kleenex. << How's that for product placement? Aaaaachoooooo.
I thought skating would help. I felt pretty ragged out there today. Kept the jumps to a minimum and tried working on some spins and pivots and connecting steps for my STILL UNFINISHED PROGRAM!!!
My coach should be back in town and I hope she can schedule me for a really long lesson or two before next Saturday .... it's my only hope.
Oh that is awful! But typical.ReplyDelete
I always forgo practice ice at competitions. I find it to be way over priced, and often insane (the last competition I was at there were so many people on practice ice it was like a Christmas public session, except people were trying to jump. Most adults who had signed up 'donated' their time to kids- as it wasn't worth getting on the ice.)
Good luck at the competition.
Chalk it up to a first experience. Fortunately there is another rink at a nearby university and I will be able to go skate there first. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Unfortunately this is fairly typical. I've seen 5 and 5:30am practice ice sessions! I no longer pre-pay for practice ice for this reason, and if I have another rink I can skate at that day even for 20 minutes, I don't buy practice ice at all. One time my choice of practice ice was 6am and my event was later that evening, 6:30pm. Sleep was definitely a better choice. The few times I have paid for practice ice, I've had the same experience as Jessim, where the practice ice was crammed full of stressed-out skaters trying jumps with a pile of coaches all screaming at them from the boards. And I'm a CW skater - fun. After surviving a practice ice session like that, the actual event was a piece of cake. Glad you have another option where you can skate around a bit first. Good luck! It will be over soon, and you'll be so glad you did it afterwards.ReplyDelete
You are a really good skater. You can tell that you were a child skater (nice edges). We are at very similar levels. I have been back a little long than you, 1 1/2 years. I took a 28 year break and am back at the age of 45. I just competed in my first ISI competition. I did really well, but was so nervous. What level did you get up to when you where a kid? How long did you skate? I don't get to practice as much as I like, but I have set some new goals. I am inspired watching you and your progress. I worked on my backspin today. It is getting there, but it is tough to get back. Thanks for this great video blog.ReplyDelete
I might just have to start one.
Thank you, click the link at the top of my blog that says "A Little About Me and My Figure Skating History"ReplyDelete