Yesterday I started my first acceleration training at Acceleration of Grand Rapids. I was anticipating a much more productive day there, and it turned out to be more frustrating. The skating treadmill there is not the easiest to skate on for me, and I spent the whole first day just getting used to it. I have many years of bad habits to kick when it comes to my skating, and the only way to fix those bad habits is to kick them to the curb with hard work.
By the time I did the workout, which also included work on the exercise bike and a core workout with crunches and such, I was pretty wiped out. I played hockey that night too which just was a little too much for me to handle in a day. If anything, this workout regimen just woke me up to the fact that I am not in the best of shape. It really is time to turn things around and start working out more.
Still, it was a great workout and I am looking forward to my next appointment. I signed up for 17 more sessions on this, so it is my hope that it will improve my skating by the time I am done in the next 3 months.