So I figured it was about time that I actually update everyone on my doings in life instead of just filling my posts with the philosophical jibber jabber that I’ve been so fond of late. It’s fun to write about but none of those deep thinking thoughts for now.
So, since Christmas I have been training quite a bit which has been nice. I’ve done some racing here and there but January is famous for a sort of “mid-season lull” in the action which is a great opportunity to get geared and amped for February. It’s a great time not only for on snow training but also a good time to get some work done in the gym and realize just how much your physical fitness has regressed since summer. It can be a serious bummer(!) but it gives you focus and understanding that it is not enough to just put the work in on the hill. To be successful and have that upper hand on the rest of the competition, you have to take your training to every aspect of your life. If thats diet, strength training, recovery, sleeping, whatever, it is all extremely important and you need to pay attention to all of it. Strength in one aspect of your sport is not enough. You must be strong in every aspect.
Here is a video from one of the races I have done this month. It is from the UVM Carnival at Stowe where I made it on the podium for the first time this year, (finally) and my first College Carnival podium ever! So that was pretty cool.
This week I opted out of the St. Lawrence Carnival in order to get some more training in and get that last minute push before I am thrust back into the hectic world of travel, race, travel, travel, race. The training at Sugarbush is world class right now with extremely icy conditions that keeps a man honest. This coming Friday and Saturday I will jump back into the college circuit, racing at Sugarloaf in Maine and then I’ll hop on a plane on Sunday to go race Nor-Ams in Vail, CO which I am just AMPED for! Should be fantastic. And if not, well then there is always tomorrow!
Here is a run from training this week. My slalom skiing is slowly coming along. I like where my body is but I am not taking my turn deep enough which leads to sliding into my turns and jamming a little too harsh at the gate. It’s getting better though, unfortunately the end of this run was met with an “instaheadache.”
Alright, well this update post has taken me longer to write than any of my philosophical ones so thats it for me! Like I said, I depart next week for Colorado and I am psyched to get back out there. Till then I’ll keep you in the loop. Stay classy my friends,