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How are you preparing for ESA, or are you not?

post #1 of 19
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As we get closer to the "event" and being a first time attendie, I have been thinking about what I would like to do to get ready for four days of skiing (in a row). I have not previously skied four days straight and am wondering if I can physically do it? I realize that my technigue has a lot to do with fatigue levels and sore muscles so the main thing that I am working on prior to the academy is technigue improvement. I want to be able to enjoy the full 4 days and ski each day the best that I can. I am also trying to get in the most ski days possible as prep, which is a bit challenging with the conditions of late here in the Tahoe area. But it's up to the hill tommorrow and hopefully 4-5 more days before ESA.
So do any of the rest of you ESA participants have any special things that you are working on in prep for the acadamy? Maybe I am the only one of the 75 who is thinking about this. See you all soon.

Mark
post #2 of 19
Skiing as much as I possibly can... and working out 2 or 3 times a week on an elipitical or stationary bike to keep endurance up.
post #3 of 19

preparing????

Mark;

Wish I had a mountain close by to get in shape!!!! The only thing around here are some broken up levees with no snow of course! In lew of no snow Mrs ragin' and I have been doing our morning walk (brisk) with 20 to 30 minutes of stair master and a little upper and lower weight training. Being 54 yrs old any training is of major help! Wish there was a way we could get use to higher altitude done here...(20ft above sea level) ...
post #4 of 19
I've started to water down my beer.
post #5 of 19
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I've started to water down my beer.
Is this for increased capacity training or decreased alchohol consumption?
BTW fox, how many beers does it take to fly over the pond???? Does it make a difference coming or going????
post #6 of 19
I normally drink wine on the flight - less gaseous.
post #7 of 19
saving lots of $$ for all the beer needed to keep Zorro fueled for the final ceremony hosting.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
I've started to water down my beer.
This has the additional benefit of making sure that you are well hydrated when you arrive at altitude.
post #9 of 19
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saving lots of $$ for all the beer needed to keep Zorro fueled for the final ceremony hosting.
Ya know there was extra in the Big Stix check earmarked for just that occasion---
post #10 of 19
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Ya know there was extra in the Big Stix check earmarked for just that occasion---
that 3d word in the "MEMO" line, eh?
post #11 of 19
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that 3d word in the "MEMO" line, eh?
Yep.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
I've started to water down my beer.
post #13 of 19
Preparation???

Ya mean like besides packing?

Well, after my my break for New year's ( which has been glorious by the way), I'll be doing an awful lot of working. I'll take the stairs at the hospital I suppose. Other than that, I'll be driving to the airport directly from getting off duty.

I guess if my legs get too sore, I'll just have to drink some of Fox's beer to deaden the pain.
post #14 of 19
I'm skiing, and doing some exercise. Did you get e-mail about Lisa Marie's exercise program?
post #15 of 19
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I'm skiing, and doing some exercise. Did you get e-mail about Lisa Marie's exercise program?
Nope
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
I normally drink wine on the flight - less gaseous.
:
I do not want to sit beside you on the plane Foxy, cos its a long flight!
post #17 of 19
For the last week or so I've stopped all physical activity, eaten too much food, drunk loads more than usual and had very odd sleep patterns.

I think I'm ready!
post #18 of 19
marc,

don't be so generous with sleep. think zombie. think pod-person. think 28 Days Later.
post #19 of 19
Thanks Unk, I'll not go to sleep for the next three nights then.

When I do sleep I use the top bunk in the kids room to help with altitude acclimatisation.
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