... Just ask Lexi from Ice Castles, right?
Hubby came home from a trip yesterday and we went to our local winery for Sunday night wine and dancing. It's quite fun, but too much wine really hurts in the morning. After a hearty breakfast and soak in the hot tub - I headed to the rink. Determined to skate, but not feeling my best.
Once on the ice I had issues #1 from my reinforced left boot... which makes my navicular bone in my foot sore. I didn't want to stroke hard or try to jump until they loosened up.
So I spent the first 20 minutes doing compulsory figures from the Preliminary Test without my scribe. I didn't capture those on video. Then I worked on a full set of Gold MIF, mistakes and all and as the bewitching hour approached when it was time for my lesson, I did a little FS warm up and a few jumps and spins.
In my lesson, we focused on the required spin elements for the Silver FS test. A camel spin and a combination spin which I am doing just a sit spin combined with a scratch spin at the end of my program. This is going to be a bare bones test program.
Coach Berkley helped a lot today in fixing my Camel spin. My sit spin is ok, it just needs to be a bit lower and it needs more revolutions and I need to transition quicker into it and especially out of it... I really have to grunt my way back up.
Next we worked on my first jump in my program, the Lutz. We started at the wall and that really helped too. I need more distance in all my jumps. I tend to jump around instead of projecting the jump forward.
Moving on we touched on the 2nd jump a Spiral into Loop Jump from my program. Again, needing to jump forward more.
Turned out to be a good day despite not feeling so hot! Next Sunday I think I will skip the wine!
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