Huge breakthough

I’m not slow. There, I said it. I thought I was, but I am not. Nope, I just really suck at passing people – and yes, there is a difference. I think if I can just figure out the mechanics of getting by people, being aggressive instead of slowing down.. then I will be a force to be reckoned with. Yes, I’m awesome, you just haven’t had the chance to see it yet cause I’m too polite (or scared?) to jump the line!

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  1. Some might consider me a little too agressive. But then, there are two kinds of people on the track: the girls that can barely make 20/5, working on endurance, and those that are near or past 25. The first set of girls isn’t going to benefit from hugging the line and really should go to the middle of the track. For the second set of girls, though, those small fractions of seconds are crucial to whether they make it or not.

    I’m in the second group, and I tend to be a bit over zealous when passing girls on the inside. I tend to squeeze myself in gaps I really don’t fit, but I don’t cut track too much ^_^ I don’t know what I was reading yesterday, but I realized I really should start calling my passes, just so I’m not too much of a douche.

    I guess, make sure you are always looking around you, so you can see if there are any other gaps or people trying to pass you, and be loud so you don’t sneak up on them and they can get out of the way.

    • Again I think that comes down to not being afraid to push through small spaces. This realization also came to me while I was doing sprint drills (short races), so it’s not like I can yell “INSIDE” and expect someone to move over for me… no, if they know I’m coming they’ll just hug that line even harder (like a certain derby demon on red skates that I know… if you are reading, you were awesome!). Maybe this is something that will come to me as we start scrimmaging.. I mean, in that case, if someone gets knocked over it’s a good thing 😀


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