I am having trouble with slalom.!!
So I have been skiing amazing in high School practice. Putting up Training Times that are over a second faster then our second seed skier. Perfect Runs in High School training.
In my Club (Parks) I have been very bad in training. Skidding through most of the turns and over all having little control, my upper body is every thing but still, getting back, having to ski out. We ski much harder courses in my club then in my High School.
So along comes race day in HS and I do bad. Practically skidded out. Lost all my confidence. Then a club race and I do decent. Somewhere in the middle of the times for J1 Guys, I was proud of myself. Tonight at a high school race I DNFed my first run by losing a ski right at the top of a slalom course. Between runs I just free skied like mad and listened to some pump up music (Thank God for Eminem). Then my next run I did good.
I have been like physcing myself out whenever an important HS race comes along. (Important being making it down the hill so I get a good time and score to place better in the meet to make it to state) I still can't figure out why I am doing bad in club practices and good in HS practice, then its the opposite on race day. Just would like some input on what you guys do to calm nerves and how you guys execute your race runs vs practice. I need to ski more consistently to help out my HS race team. Thanks for the responses. :)