I decided in an effort to change up my fitness routine, that I would break my skates back out and start training. I stopped playing derby years ago due to time constraints, stress, and trying to juggle grad school, work, and being League Coordinator. Clearly I realized I could not do all of that at once. Now that I am in NYC and not in grad school anymore, I am wondering if I can fit derby back into my schedule. Regardless of the logistics of it all, I am not back in derby-shape regardless...so I decided to start training!
My first real training session I skated about a mile for warmup and then I clocked 3.35 miles in 20 minutes skating at a moderate pace. I was on sort of smooth, but partly gravelly asphalt, and there were some inclines involved.