Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Post Marathon Thinking

Ok. So if you are one of those readers who have skipped over all my other posts related the inline skating. You really won't want to skip this one.

One of the most fundamental rules you must never break in the wide world of sports is to be thinking beyond an upcoming event. In sports you are only as good as your next performance and to be focused on the future, especially past the event you are training toward, is considered a death wish.

But, I am not a professional and I can do what ever I want.

I am definitely keyed in on doing my absolute best this Sunday. I will skate as hard as I can for as long as I can in order to meet my (personal) goal. But even my wife asked me the other day. "After the race what are you going to work for? What is going to keep you training and excited." In order to answer honestly I needed to dig deep and connect with my inner....inner...inner skater (?) Whatever. Who cares. What I am trying to say is I want to do whatever I like to do.

Speed is good. Perhaps I don't go to the next level but I make a horizontal move and go for speed instead of distance? Like the guys in this video. Pay attention and watch the whole thing.

Can you still call what those guys did a sport? The fastest I ever got going downhill (I guesstimate) is 30 mph. Yes it is competition but is it really inline skating? What name would you give it?


ron said...

Why are they wearing helmets? I'm guessing Jesus never wore a helmet.

ps said...

yeah I know. what good is a helmet when road rash will be the killer. Yes, Jesus knew that too Ron.

Carla said...

What name would I give it? HHHMMMM
Skatin to Death?
Hittin the Hay?
Speed Trap?
Lunatic Fringe?