Monday, February 14, 2011

Living on the Edge

I have been making good progress in my weekly moves-in-the-field lessons but I realize that in order to make real progress I need to practice more hours and do so more consistently.

So in that spirit, I am trying to skate 5 or 6 hours per week instead of 1 or 2. I skated Friday, Sunday and today (Monday) for an hour each time, and I have actually seen improvement.

Friday was my lesson and we worked on rockers, brackets, and outside edges. Sunday was social dancing and rather than work on basics I worked on the Cha Cha Congelado and Ravensburger solos. (Hey, a girl has to have some fun!)

Today I went over the turns from my lesson but spent most of the time just doing FO edges. That's right, I'm living on the edge. RFO, LFO. Foot in back, foot in front. Knee up, knee down. Knee up and down and up and down. Regular check, counter check. It's all good isometric exercise for my still-weak muscles, but they are starting to remember how to do a real outside edge instead of rocking to an inside edge when the going gets tough.

Now I need to repeat these exercises 6,000,000 times and I'll be ready to move forward.

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