At our advanced age (I'm 46) you need to give your body a rest and pace yourself. You should have stayed home on Sat and rested or did some off ice training. Listen to your body and don't over do it. Have fun!
Even at a non-advanced age (17), I find it hard to make it through the next week if I don't take Saturdays off.
Speaking as another type A, I get where you're coming from. I skate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (at an ungodly oh-dark-thirty hour of the morning) with two of those being lessons, and I still feel like I'm not skating enough. However, given how badly I tend to crash on Sundays (only very crowded public ice available without driving in to where I work to skate on expensive sessions there so I dont' skate) I know that I need to rest. It's just so hard sometimes to convince your brain of that, isn't it?
Originally Posted by Rusty Blades
I don't think I'm very Type A at all, and I may not be a returning adult skater, so I don't know the frustration in the specific that you are facing, but I sure do know the frustration of wobbly edges! And, I too have good days and less good days on the ice, and can't always figure out the "why."
I find that my Pilates mat work is what most tires me out, even though it is a "good" tired. But it is also amazing how much just a little skating practice can drain you!! Sometimes I could just head home and sack out on the sofa for a few hours after skating!
Thanks for venting your frustration, because it made me feel less all alone with mine!
Originally Posted by lindasaffell
I talk to many of the "more accomplished" skaters and everybody has their "off days". There is a young man in our club who does the most wonderful double jumps and last Saturday he couldn't land a single one. I saw that exact same look of frustration on his face!