I will probably be out of blog-touch for a few days, I’m heading to California in 15 minutes to race my first inline marathon in quite a few years. I could skate really well or really badly, there will be no middle road.
Anyway, Marion Wohlrab is a german coach who has worked in the US for some time, and many skaters know her well. She is back coaching in Germany and just sent me a fascinating email that I will reprint in full-
saw the article about blade nights on your page… thought i’ll drop you a line and send you another link
it’s munich’s blade night. 6000 to 15000 participants! pretty cool but with the German weather they sometimes need to be cancelled.
Me and my team will take part on july 30th. 15k and the route will be going right through “Muenchen Schwabing” on the Leopoldstrasse. it’s the see and be seen street in munich. We have already done it last year and it was a blast!
good luck and good to hear that it was a friendly freckl
See, even hard core ice-teams like those Marion coaches do fun inline skates!
The second thing I am mentioning is that I was an “early adopter” of video on the internet. However he company I originally went with has lost out to YouTube, so I am transferring a whole pile of videos from them to “the Tube”.
Here is one of the very first videos I ever did on this blog, and even though I am a lot better now (and have more bandwith to play with too, thanks to many of my readers), it’s still one of my favorites.
So many athletes in this, who went on from this race to the Olympics, retirement, or are still flying blade-first down the ice.
This was the US single distance championships, October 21-24th, 2005.