Monthly Archives: September 2016

Read Between the (Stats) Lines

A lot of skaters get very hung up on the stats from a particular bout.  They pore over the spreadsheets, looking at every possible angle, checking out their PPJ, lead jammer percentage, points for/against, etc. And in case you were … Continue reading

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Playoffs!!!

I’m going to take a week hiatus from blog posts because…   All I can think about is roller derby playoffs.  Watch live here! Be back 9/29!      

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Looking Ahead: How Are You Preparing For Next Season?

I literally can’t even think of anything but playoffs.  I’ve been focusing so much on being mentally and physically prepared (as well as trying to maintain some semblance of being present at work) that I have not taken the time … Continue reading

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It’s All in Your Head: Reaching Beyond Fatigue

When I was in middle school, I decided to run cross country.  I wasn’t very good, but I was very competitive.  I have a clear memory of one particular race, where we had to go up this huge hill – … Continue reading

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Roller Derby Training: Make Yoga Work For You

As roller derby players, our bodies endure quite a bit of hard love. Not only do we skate hard, but we also hit each other hard. Between practice, cardio, plyometrics, and strength training, sometimes I feel like my body needs … Continue reading

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