Who else took the summer off...and why?
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08-08-2011, 08:42 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Totally. I like hockey, but I don't have the desire to play year-round like I did when I was a teenager.
First of all after a year of hockey I'm beat up and physically need to do some cross-training to correct muscle imbalances and improve strength/flexibility. Secondly there's always an invitation to go away to a cottage, hang out at a patio, or to just kick it late at night, making it hard to stay consistent with hockey.
I like going to stick and puck sessions in May/June at least once a week (sometimes every day of the week), but in July and August I avoid them like the plague (you'll get close to 40 people on the ice, mostly kids) and just play some pickup a few times a month with some guys I know that organize year-round.
I think I'm going to tone the hockey down to 1-2x a week this winter and try to focus on getting in better shape. Hopefully that will help with my durability, so I can play 3x a week again!
With that being said, it feels great to walk out of a hockey rink into the hot summer sun wearing flip-flops and shorts!
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