Thursday, January 13, 2022
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
First day back on the ice today. Skipped my Monday practice and trying to cram it all into a short session. I was pretty tired - PHFS ? Post Holiday Fatigue Syndrome ! My stamina really bites right now. A run of my solo free dance threw my heart rate up to 164 today. I never even leave the ice except for a couple of hops. Gotta work on that.
Fourteen Step: Getting better on the pattern but still cannot skate to tempo without coach Vitali. I sped up the video to 1.25% of the speed and it nearly matched the music.
Foxtrot: Also getting better and I am thinking this is probably my favorite of the three evil Pre-Silver Dances! Just need a nicer Closed Mohawk and more power to get the 2nd pattern in the proper place
European Waltz: My nemesis. I am trying so hard to not wide step. Someday somebody’s words will click with me and I will find a way to make them clean.
Solo Free Dance: Looks pretty sloppy all throughout. I plan to really attack this one since there is a possibility I will try and compete with it at Adult Sectionals (non-qual) event in March of 2022. I also plan to use this program as a test: Adult Juvenile Solo Free Dance sometime. I need to clean up my twizzles. Coach would like to see a triple vs a double on both of them. Me too but I lack the confidence and don’t have good form. My counter and my chocktaw need improvements. Most of all my overall extension, hands, head, body need a lot of work to make this a performance skate. Nothing like a video playback to show you the TRUTH!
I knew yesterday would be foggy as they had a small fire or something back where the Zamboni room is. When I got there you could hardly see...