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You guy's have to feel sorry for me

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Just skied both days this weekend. My calves are already getting tight. It will be tuff going up and down stairs tomorrow.

Sorry, oboe...

How about you Scalce, how are the legs?
post #2 of 17
If I were you, i would check your DIN everytime you go out. :
post #3 of 17
Poor baby. Wishing you lots of Ben Gay.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
How about you Scalce, how are the legs?
I was a little stiff after skiing Thursday but I am not too bad today after skiing this weekend.

My legs were getting pretty tired after 3-4 hours of skiing uneven stuff and I didn't want to risk injury so early in the season so I called it a day.

My back and neck were tight from skiing bumps and doing little jumps.

Life is so rough.

post #5 of 17
so I'm not the only one with early season muscle soreness, gotta love the calf and quad burn (and the knees remembered that they have had problems in the past).

But how can I complain, the muscle burn is just a right of passage to me, just means the new season has begun.
post #6 of 17
The thing that hurts the most on me is the back of my calves are sore from my boots and getting tossed off balance. My legs feel fine thankfully.

My wife got some pretty bad shin bang but she is breaking in new boots.

I have no idea how some people go out the first day of the season and ski nonstop from 8-4.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
"I have no idea how some people go out the first day of the season and ski nonstop from 8-4."

That easy, they go to some place called the GYM, Or do something call excersize or something like that.

But those of us that have to work for living and then kids to look after, etc just can't seem to find the time for those things.

But yes, "it's a right of passage". I like that.
post #8 of 17
Well, my neck is super sore and stiff. Ran head first into a 2 foot high death cookie at Solitude yesterday..can't blame lack of pre-season training for that one.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
That easy, they go to some place called the GYM, Or do something call excersize or something like that.
I am not in horrible shape but I definatley have slacked for the past 1-2 months.

I still think that certain muscle groups just cannot be worked in the gym in the same way that they are on the mountain.

Even things like the Pro Fitter and Skiers Edge combined with BOSU or other balance drills do not match a steep uneven run the first day out and what it does to all your muscles.

There is no substitute for the real thing.
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Death cookies out west. I thought "out west" had perfect snow all the time...

OK I'll bite, what are you doing picking on a poor defenceless death cookie? We call the big one's Death cakes.

2 foot death cookie, what do you need better glasses? you didn't see it? what are oyu doing skiing on your head. Most of us try to keep the head off the snow and the skis bottoms down.

Ok I'll stop now.
post #11 of 17
Errr, off topic, but for us non-English speakers, what is a death-cookie/-cake?
post #12 of 17
BTW, sore calves too at the beginning of the week, but after 7 days (first week of November on the Stubai-glacier in Austria) of skiing my body pretty much got settled in...
post #13 of 17
a death cookie is basically a chunk of ice that's loose on the snow.
post #14 of 17
At least you guys are sore from more than one day of skiing. As for me, 10 to 2pm did me in. Could barely walk on Sunday and a little better today. Oh yeah, feel the pain on the shoulder (nope fell..nothing fancy, just not good enough I guess). I can feel my thigh again though.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
OK I'll bite, what are you doing picking on a poor defenceless death cookie?
[further abuse...]
OK, so it was definetly the dumbest thing I've done all season. But hey, I have a long way to go...

The cookie (more like a $10k wedding-cake, actually) was about 25 feet down. I had traverssed the headwall and when I got the end it was an avi debris field. So 4-5" of fresh on top of frozen debris. Nice... Looked like a population of (not-so-friendly) ghosts. I thought what the hell, I can ski around the largest chunks. (This is where the level of my stupidty becomes apparant.) I should mention that I was skiing my SL shorties, not fatties. You can tell where this is going..hit a submerged chunk, ski stops dead, launch head forward out of my ski, straight down the mountain right for the biggest chunk on the hill.

Someone tells you that helmets aren't valuable, that is about the third time I've been glad for one in the last year..
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Lodro
...launch head forward out of my ski, straight down the mountain right for the biggest chunk on the hill.

Someone tells you that helmets aren't valuable, that is about the third time I've been glad for one in the last year..
Hope you got a new helmet if it was that good of a hit.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Manus
Hope you got a new helmet if it was that good of a hit.
Will do seperate thread for that...wasn't that huge, all my hits are minor but enough that I would have felt it w/o.
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