thanks rich h:
thing is, cycling hard (bpm are 160+_ doesn't bug me at all...i can go pretty for some time...i have read that the muscles used for skiing and cycling are different however and used at different angles (??) (alot of eccentric motion...was seeing some good you tube videos on ski conditioning and one camp had the kids running down hill side to side in an obstacle course mimicking the stretching of the muscles used in skiing.however see this forum link
(see post #7 below in the forum link:...
once that youtube video in post #7 is over (pretty amazing) look under it and you'll see a scroll bar of other fitness related ski exercise you tube videos...some were really helpful ie ski camp of kids running downhill to simulate eccentric stretching movements on muscles.
i must say, however, that on my 3rd day out things are getting easier...can go longer down the mountain...trying a bit more each day with good technique, too...read somewhere that sitting on the backs of your skis is a surefire way to get burn (not good technique)...true?