Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Speed skating

Mike Godfrey and I have been getting to the Oval for the last few weeks to go speed skating. Mike's got the technique down, and glides through the gaps in the public skating crowd. I, on the other hand, aren't quite as steady on my feet and I'm concerned I'll eventually take out an errant 5 year old hockey star.

With that in mind, I joined the Calgary speed skating club on Monday. That way I'll get to skate during speed-skating-only times. I heard the club was having a mini-meet last night, so I signed up. Unfortunately, Jess wouldn't take any photos - I don't know whether that was because I came last in both my races, or because my competitors were 13-year-olds... In my defence, they were fast, especially that one girl!

Anyway, speed skating's super fun. Like cycling, a great way to do 40km/h under your own steam! Sick workout for your quads and glutes, too. If you're interested, get in touch with Mike or me and we'll go tear it up.



Scott G-C said...

No shame is being beaten by 13 year old girls, just as Rui.

Darcy G said...

Ah, so it was you that saw while I was bleeding sweat at Club Racer Tuesday night...

RobLukacs said...


I'm ready to get back into the swing of things, so I'm going to rent a pair of speed skates this week sometime and find out how fast these 13 year old girls really are.

mgodfrey said...

Don't let Lockie fool you, he can get around the rink pretty fast. Who knew there was a lot of speed skaters in Australia?!

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