Hi all, let me start by saying that this is my first ski season and reading these forums has been SUPER helpful for learning about gear and technique. Thanks for that!
Now, my issue. Today I got on the slopes and my left calf felt very tired, weak, and kind of achy, I could barely turn to the right. Every time I pushed down with the ball of the left foot to turn it hurt my calf. I called it a day after the one run. I'm wondering whether this is normal tiredness or might be a sign of something I'm doing wrong, or a poor boot fit? Two days ago I didn't ski and yesterday I did a group lesson which involved a fair amount of standing around and stopping to wait for people. Not sure if that's relevant.
As I said this is my first season. I'm 35yo, 5'9", 165lbs in good physical shape. By recommendation here and elsewhere I got custom-fitted boots, size 24.5 Rossingol Experience 110 Sensor 3's. I also got custom inserts. My flipperfoot is short, very wide, and has a high arch, I wear 8.5 mens shoes. The fitter has blown out various parts over the last few weeks to accommodate my wide foot. I'm skiing 150cm Rossy Experience 78's (and ready to graduate to something longer).
Right foot, all good. But after 3 or so hours skiing my little and second toe on my left foot ache or sometimes go to sleep, and there is some soreness on the bottom of the foot on that side. The left heel is a bit loose (I can probably raise it 1cm or so, can't do that on my right side). Not sure if any of that is relevant or related.
I'm very comfy on all the greens at deer valley and do lots of easy and moderate blues. I turn a lot on account of being new. I do favor stopping and slowing myself to that side, but not exclusively or anything. So far I've had pretty good instruction and am not in the back seat I don't think.
Thanks so much!