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GeneralBy Christ I love skiing. Pin
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Just had a great week in France, epic weather, best snow in 50 years. The skiing was awesome. Shame the accommodation was so sh*t. Thats the last time I book a week in France I expect, Austria next!


So, skiing. There is nothing so sublime as freefalling down a mountain in that perfect balance between chaos and disaster. Of course the week doesn't start so well:

The first two days are absoloutely knackering. I don't know if its the altitude, fresh air, or relative lack of exercise the rest of the year (or that skiing is such specific exercise nothing prepares you for it) but after two days you can barely walk.

The thing is, do we ever do exercise ALL day, days in a row? Never. Skiing is brutal on the body. The sudden shock of it leaves me a shattered hulk.

What I used to do a lot at this stage was do a day snowboarding and let the muscles rest a bit/use different ones, but this year I just took a day off. (One year I didn't and could barely walk by the end of the week. Smile | :) )

Then come the last two days and miraculously your body seems to have overcome and adapted because it gets quite easy, a bit breathless if you ski fast, some thigh burn if you hold a turn too long, but nothing like the first two days.


And despite expectations my technique improved a surprising amount. Didn't try to, or expect to, it was as if the legs just started doing things a bit better on their own! Smile | :)


Anyway, still plenty of snow left, might have to head up for a day at the weekend....
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