"You are right Kimberly, it is their choice to wear protection or not. I attribute a large portion of the failure of inline skating to injury and much of that could have been prevented. I used to road race in the hey days of inline skating and I was…"
"Good luck on the marathon training outdoors. Here in my area (central Florida) many of our trails have become very skater unfriendly. I have spent the last couple of weeks reviewing trails for Traillink and here in my blog on Inline Planet. I have…"
My next plan was to take a look at the Cady Way Trail and extension but those plans were temporarily scrapped after leg #2 of the Seminole Wekiva Trail. I had a great skate that day and intend to go back. But for some odd reason about 2 miles from my finish my left foot developed a blister the size of a silver dollar.As an avid athlete it has pretty much taken the wind out of my sails because it is located on my heel where my shoe top meets it and is EXTREMELY painful. It is healing though and…See More
About Me:I am a software engineer that is cooped up in a basement office 8 hours a day who loves sunshine and the breeze blowing through my hair.I first started roller blading in 1992 with a set of Roller Derby inlines from the hardware store. During my "rebellious" years I took up aggressive inline skating with a pair of Lightning TRS skates but dropped it after I almost got dropped. As an alternative, I took up short track speed skating with a pair of Bont Sharkies and AirPro frames for the…See More
"ADA requirements seem to take precedence over other viable options. ADA creates policy with no consideration to any other group expect those requiring ADA access. Then they submit to state legislator and whoah-la, you have policy that…"
"My thought about the plyometrics is that it trains fast-twitch muscle fibers and motor unit recruitment (ie more motor units fire at once to facilitate the contraction). At least some of the power you develop this way is developed simply by…"
HiI have just received my first pair of speed inlines and have one question. When mounting the boots on the frames how do you best do it so it gets in the right position? I guess it should be centered but is the only way to do it just to use your eyes? Or does anyone have any tip?The boots are Bont Jet and the frame is 3PF 6061.Regards/ AndreasSee More
"I think it depends on your goal with the marathon. If you're making it in to a long distance "fun" skate, then I wouldn't imagine that plyometrics would be that much of a benefit, if you're not competing for placements…"
"Hi Jaan, I honestly didn't notice that you were the person responding to Joseph's plyometrics question. Now that I have noticed, I have a couple questions for you. You suggest doing 6 to 10 reps and 2 to 4 series (sets) of an…"
"I probably should have clarified, but what I meant was that the average winner's time is usually a bit over an hour. I brought this example to compare inline skating marathons with running marathons.
I totally agree with Chris and Barry that…"