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Skiing at your top mental state...or at least trying

post #1 of 10
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It seems that when I get off the mountain after good days, i'm definitely just as mentally exhausted as physically exhausted, if not more. When you just think about all the decisions you make in a day, it's amazing.

After a good hard day, when I just sit down, I seem to think about absolutely nothing for 2 hours until everyone is off doing something else, I think that's a good sign. I generally have no recollection of what happened the last 2 hours. If you are uncomfortable after you ski and don't give your mind ample time to rest I think you are losing alot.

No doubt that after a week or so straight, i'm not anywhere near 100%. I just think that your mindset means a whole lot and if you are mentally fatigued it hurts your skiing just as much as being physically tired. If you guys experience the same mental tiredness as I do, what do you do to try to stay anywhere near your top mental state?
post #2 of 10
Booze at night, black coffee in the morning, and green all day.
post #3 of 10
Then there's that realization that comes after a
full day of skiing, onset in the lodge, that you
are just sitting there immobile, staring at the
wall or whatever, your mind totally dysfunctional
and empty, unable or unmotivated to move.

This is not a normal psychic state during the work
week. If it happens then, I really worry.

But if it's brought on by skiing, I consider it a good
moment, because it means I quit in time before
disaster occurred, got in a great day of skiing,
and still have the evening to unwind.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
Then there's that realization that comes after a
full day of skiing, onset in the lodge, that you
are just sitting there immobile, beer in hand, staring at the
wall or whatever, your mind totally dysfunctional
and empty, unable or unmotivated to move.
Fixed it for ya!
post #5 of 10
I usually feel like I've got a runner's high after a day on the slopes.

That pint of beer seems to have a more noticeable affect too.
post #6 of 10
My mind is the only thing not tired after a full day of skiing. Mind strong body weak........and that is when things get dangerous, because I want to push it and squeeze every last bit of time on the hill as I can, but my reactions are slower by the end of the day, the snow is a mess, and the lighting is poor.
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My mind is the only thing not tired after a full day of skiing. Mind strong body weak........and that is when things get dangerous, because I want to push it and squeeze every last bit of time on the hill as I can, but my reactions are slower by the end of the day, the snow is a mess, and the lighting is poor.
It takes a few years to learn not to push your luck at the end of the day. If you ever notice a metaphorical little voice inside your head telling you to take it easy or shut it down today because your not in good enough forum, I advise you listen to it.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Yeah the drinking definitely helps, i guess just the general relax. It's a pretty cool high in my opinion. I seem to have a tough time listening to that voice especially when it's such a killer day.
post #9 of 10
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I usually feel like I've got a runner's high after a day on the slopes.
After a great powder day I usually have an exhausted-yet-totally-amped natural high that's very similar to comming off an LSD high. I'm not advocating illegal drugs - last time I tripped was 15+ years ago - just sayin'. I'm usually so stoked that I don't realise how tired I am 'till I'm off my skis. Then I just feel like layin' around smiling and listening to music.
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After a great powder day I usually have an exhausted-yet-totally-amped natural high that's very similar to comming off an LSD high. I'm not advocating illegal drugs - last time I tripped was 15+ years ago - just sayin'. I'm usually so stoked that I don't realise how tired I am 'till I'm off my skis. Then I just feel like layin' around smiling and listening to music.
I don't notice how tired I am at all, just that my legs don't seem to work right.
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