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Sunday, January 04, 2009

a very derby update (that i'm sure you will be bored with but...)
on christmas day i found out that tryouts were on the 17th, so like the crazy person i am i packed up my gear and headed to the rollerrink the next day. ryan comes with me it's a great that he comes with me and we have something else in common.
there are lots of things that you have to do to qualify for the 'fresh meat' team, the main ones are (and i'm leaving a bunch out):
1 - knowing how to skate (weaving through cones, general stance and balance)
2- stopping
3- crossovers (where you cross your feet around turns)
4- endurance (5 laps around in 1 minute, and 20 laps in 5 minutes)

so when i went skating that first time, when i actually care, i couldn't do much of anything. i feel twice going in a straight line. i was frustrated and cranky. Then i went on sunday the 28th and ran into some ther derby girls (there is another team that practices there and are just starting out , that i will dub RG) and an awesome captain of the team that i am trying out for. i tried my endurance, which was 3 and 1/2 laps in 1 minute (i didn't even try the 20 in 5), i understood how crossovers worked and could barely do them, and i could stop with my right foot at that time.

today 1 week, and 6 practices later i have okay stance (enough to pass), i can stop with still just my right leg, i can do crossover (but not well) and my endurance is 5 laps in 1min 11 seconds, and 20 laps in 5min 15seconds. i am getting much better.

things i'm working on this week is crossovers, enurance, and STOPPING with the left (that's all i really worked on last week too, but who's counting)

my tailbone and legs hurt, my knees and elbows are scrapped and i've been craving salad and milk (and i hate milk)

2 Comments:

Blogger christensens said...

Go Steph! Your awesome!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

tryouts are on the 17th and i wont find out until the 20th. it's going to be a sad bithday

8:27 PM  

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