skate or die? skater die!
Um, sweetie, I hate to break it to ya but the same iseuss exist in long track! (well, for me at least!). I was at a meet in Calgary once it was basically me and the (I believe) Japanese National Team. I was afraid to do my warmup laps for my race (in the inner lane) while the Japanese skaters were racing I kept picturing me losing it on a crossover and sliding into the racers I could just see the headline Old US skater falls, takes out rising Japanese star.  Yeah, don't need that! I still have trouble warming up in races just don't trust myself!(Notice how I always skip over the inspirational message of your posts and focus on the skating? I'm not obsessed or anything, really I'm not )
--John Tue Apr 24 10:49:10 2012

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