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Holy CRAP, I am out of shape!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I had always taken my lower body strength for granted.

Then I had an accident, two surgeries and a half-year of sitting on my ass recovering.

I took two runs down the local hill today and I am as beat as I normally am after a whole day of skiing.

Not to mention that I don't seem to have control of the ski on my bum foot. I seem to be having trouble weighting it properly.

man, this sucks.
post #2 of 14
I don't mean to "LOL" at your folly but I couldn't help it when I saw your subject line pop up.

LOL! Hang in there - I'm sure you'll get it back in no time. I think most of us at one time or another in our lives have experienced the unexpected surprise that we get when the mind's willingness exceeds the body's ability.
post #3 of 14
I'm assuming you're talking about Mt. Peter?
How is that place? Nice? Low key? I've been meaninig to get over there and make some runs, even do the Monday night race thing.

Would you say it's the equivalent of 3 practice slopes at MRG? Very curious....

Hope you can improve your physical conditioning before you get back to MRG...!!

post #4 of 14
i had same problem few years ago. i broke my spine quite badly in skiing accitend. i wasn't allowed to sit for two months. when i was standing, i had to use kind of metallic bodyarmor (don't what it is in english). luckily i can still ski hard and control my legs [img]smile.gif[/img] it was quite close that i couldn't race anything else than in wheelchair...

i wish fast recovery to you!
post #5 of 14
There is some good stuff in the Fitness and Health section.

There is life after accidents. Many of us have been/still are there.

Good luck.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the good thoughts y'all...

exit 154 -

You'd like Mt Peter.
It is pretty low key. Half the crowds of Sterling Forest with a family vibe instead of a corporate one.
Other than the atmosphere, there is no comparison to MRG.
Let's not beat around the bush, no pun intended. MRG is serious.
Are you familiar with the Rockafellers?
That last, allegedly blue run... nice, broad and long, that runs straight down to the basebox?

The main black diamond at Peter is like that, only about 1/4 the size in both length and breadth.

I don't really like to ski that run at Peter though, because what makes it difficult is that it doesn't really have a long runout and everything happens in a small area.

To give you an idea of where I left off last season, I was able to ski Bunny at MRG with a fair amount of comfort.
post #7 of 14
I thought I was going to throw up from my first run this year.

Hang in there, it'll come back.
post #8 of 14
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Terrapin:
I thought I was going to throw up from my first run this year.

Hang in there, it'll come back.

Man I love the nekkid honesty of the posts here (wipes tear from eye)....it's beautiful man.

The first day up for me this year was an exercise in pain. My feet rebeled against my boots like a cat being forced into a carrier. I just kept telling myself - "it will get better, it will get better"
post #9 of 14
Man, it looks like everyone's having a bad early season. January is first beginning and already we have a few ACL injuries, some shoulder injuries, broken ribs, people feeling the effects of non skiing accidents, and painful footbeds.
All for the love of the sport!
post #10 of 14

Thanks for the info, I'll have to check it later this winter some evening.

Good luck with the conditioning, it'll come back. Places like Mt. Peter are perfect for just banging out runs, working on technique, and getting the bugs out. I'll see you at the basebox....

post #11 of 14
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>I thought I was going to throw up from my first run this year.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I hear ya. My first run this year at the end of August in Chile, I was trying to blame the transition from sea level to 10,000 feet for the shortness of breath. The reality is that I'd spent far too many days sitting on the boat instead of riding the bike.

Maybe Nakona should take up snowboarding?
post #12 of 14

Where did you ski in Chile? I am considering a trip for this summer.

post #13 of 14
Valle Nevado. We got 10 feet of snow while I was there. The skiing was superb when the sun was out... fairly tame intermediate terrain following the bamboo in flat light otherwise. The ski areas are all about 2 hours from Santiago. It's an 8 hour flight from Miami on an overnight flight in the same time zone.

The shop owner who talked me into wandering down there has some images:
Chile pictures

I went down on frequent flier miles. If I have enough miles, I'll do it again this year but I'll probably split it 50/50 between Valle Nevado and Portillo with an overnight in Santiago.
post #14 of 14
Very nice. Great pictures and looks like "decent" snow. That is a long trip though.
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