After my first skate marathon, Goodwood 2008 I said I’d never do another. Four years later I found myself signed up to the Berlin Inline marathon. So what changed? My memory of exactly how I felt back at the Goodwood had faded. However the main reason is after attending the Easy Saturday Skate (ESS) and everyone’s infectious enthusiasm got the better of me. It wasn’t peer pressure, it just sounded exciting!
So was I worried about the quiche effect again? No. I had clocked up a countless amount of mileage on the street skate and some of the people at ESS were incredibly experienced at skate marathons. They had given me loads of advice which I wished I had the first time round. In particular the idea behind pacelines was helpful, knowing how close you should be behind someone and how you can use this to conserve energy and work as a team.
I'm a bit can be a bit stubborn and to leave my previous inline marathon experience on a bit of a low seems like unfinished business...
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