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Software Engineer and Inline Speedskater

The Fit That Matters

Ah, the sounds of spring.  Chirping birds, crowds outside again, and the hum of bearings.   What you won’t hear is me complaining about not being on 110mm wheels.  That’s because the fine folks at Simmons cast some new skate boots … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely

How do you choose which success to have? At first glance you might think this a silly question.  After-all, life is hardly so tough if you are choosing between a good option and a good option.  Perhaps, and perhaps not.  … Continue reading

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New Full Weekend Canadian Event June 4th/5th

Hello skaters, The Ottawa Inline Festival is re-energizing, and reformulating into an all out two day event.  On June 4th and 5th we’ll be giving you a full weekend of Northern action!  The details are being finalized now, please keep … Continue reading

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New Shankel Suit!

Hey, there is a new Schankel Canada suit out. If your interested in picking one up and looking fine for the spectators, give me a shout or contact our team manager (Andrew) directly.  We need to get a minimum order … Continue reading

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Canada Day

This report is a wee bit late due to real life distracting me from skating/blogging. Back on July 1st, also known as Canada day here in the northern realm, I skated the annual Canada Day marathon in Cambridge.  This event … Continue reading

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Small Steps

Some mixed results for this mid-season update.  The pudge-o-meter is under serious attack!  I’ve dropped 20lbs and it looks like I’ll be under 175lbs by Chicago (end of July). Actually I’m hoping for 170lbs by then but it will be … Continue reading

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Over the Next Hill

This weekend I flew down to Napa Valley (wine country) to do the annual Napa Inline Marathon held there on the Silverado trail.  As I started my training late this year and substantially  heavier than the same time last year, … Continue reading

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Burn Baby Burn

Muffin top. Don’t want it, didn’t ask for it, but I’ve got it, and now its the gift that keeps on giving! Over the winter I gained 30+lbs. I’ve been training hard since April to get back into racing shape, … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Skating

Normally my first race of the season would be in March (Metrodome), and then followed by races like the Texas Road Rash and closer to home the Montreal marathon.  This year though I’m well behind on my training and very … Continue reading

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All Things Being Equal

After a late start to the season and a complete lack of training over the winter, I’ve finally buckled down and started getting back into the skating/training  groove.  Coming back from so much de-training is not so much fun    … Continue reading

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