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Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Re: Off-ice training reports
« Last post by AgnesNitt on Today at 12:17:47 PM »
I'm walking 2 miles a night over hills as fast as I can. I've done this for about 3 months. It's good for stamina and leg strength.

1. The heat slows me down to about 40 minutes for the circuit
2. Without the heat, I can do it in about 37 minutes
3. I don't know if I'll ever get down to 15 minutes a mile (my youthful time for a mile on the flat) due to hills and I got old
4. I've tried walking backwards uphill (it's good for your quads and calves) but I get too many comments at work.
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Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Re: Off-ice training reports
« Last post by skategeek on Today at 11:51:59 AM »
I haven't done any off ice stuff at all since about March, and yesterday finally decided it was time to do something about it.  I've lost what little strength and flexibility I had, which annoys me.  So yesterday and today I did a 7 min workout and a bit of stretching.  Hopefully I can keep the momentum going.  I'm also considering signing up with the training center at my rink; they offer personal training and customized small group workouts.  But I sort of feel like I should do at least a little on my own first.  (Is that like cleaning up for the maid?)
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Several of us at my rink use earbuds virtually any time we use music. When working on a program, I often work the same section repeatedly to match it to the music. No one wants to hear that, and I'm cautious about watching for others and keeping the sound low enough to be able to hear others approaching. All the close calls I've had have been when I was NOT using earbuds!

For ice dance, I also have a Korg in-ear metronome. It's tiny and I can hear it even if it's at an extremely low volume.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Custom boots
« Last post by rd350 on September 23, 2017, 02:47:03 PM »
I have custom Harlicks, sent back once and the right boot still isn't quite right.  I have always cramped on the right.  Better when I got them back but not resolved.  I paid for "cushioned insoles" when I sent them back and they are very thin, barely cushioned and they glued them in so removing or making adjustments not possible and so I add a thin insole on top of it.  Leather on the left boot already split (on the inside), less than 2 years in.  I really want to go there - with my feet - rather than send back again for another guess and stab at it.  Not too thrilled.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Custom boots
« Last post by Clarice on September 23, 2017, 01:55:16 PM »
I have custom SPTeri dance boots. They required a little extra punching out to accommodate my bunions (which is why I need customs in the first place), but have fit well ever since.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: AN 2018
« Last post by Clarice on September 23, 2017, 01:52:12 PM »
I read that it was at the original LOC's request, but don't know a reason.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / AN 2018
« Last post by sk8lady on September 23, 2017, 01:20:46 PM »
Have you all heard that the venue has been changed to Marlborough?
Does anyone know why?
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Custom boots
« Last post by sk8lady on September 23, 2017, 01:18:52 PM »
I have had custom Harlicks for about 12 years. I developed an impacted callus on the ball of my left foot after I'd been wearing them a while. My podiatrist made me an orthotic and they've been pretty good since, although I have to keep an eye on the callus on the ball of my right foot! They're just barely starting to break down a teensy bit, but the foam padding is wearing out and falling off, and the exterior leather looks pretty beat up. I don't intend to get new boots any time real soon.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Custom boots
« Last post by icepixie on September 23, 2017, 12:31:31 PM »
I'll vote once my custom boot story has an ending.  They came to me too big and are currently back at SP-Teri being relasted to be shorter and narrower at the heel.  The width at the front was fine, and they accommodated this fatty bulge on the outside of my feet just behind the ball well.

Originally they said they could only make them shorter if they also made the toe and the ball narrower as well, but I called bs on that and got my sales rep/coach to do the same, so now they're supposedly making them shorter and tightening the heel, but keeping the ball and toe the same width.  Hopefully they're perfect when I get them back next week-ish.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Custom boots
« Last post by tstop4me on September 23, 2017, 12:07:54 PM »
I'm curious about these results as well.  Tstopforme, can you add a 5 option though for those of us who have never had customs?  You have to vote to see the poll results.....
I've changed the poll settings so that the results are visible without voting.
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