And yet there is snow on the ground as I look out my window. And the low was like 19 for the past three days. And it may be warm next week. And then cold again.
And what did I explicitly say in the article that Jesse and apparently you couldn't be bothered to read.
Outdoor inline was out for sure; yes, you can argue that I should skate when the weather is nice but I tend to prefer less variety and more control/consistency in my training. If I couldn’t skate consistently in the winter, I don’t want to skate outdoors at all. I’m not just being psycho here (just mostly); it’s just problematic switching back and forth from skating to the slideboard and back all the time; you get sore from the change in the modes, it’s hard to control progressions, etc.
Ultimately, for whatever reason, I had to pick one or the other; since outdoor wasn’t guaranteed on a consistent basis that was out. Which left the following options: ice, dryland conditioning, the slideboard, and indoor inline skating. I suppose no skating specific training was an option but that’s not even on the table.
I ttry to be pretty good about explaining myself and the above seems awfully damn clear. Mainly the fifth word in that bolded sentence.