The stoke is always high this time of year, and it's a time for me when upcoming season is on my mind non-stop! More than wanting to land a new trick or try something new, I just really want to get out on the snow and cruise some hot laps at Park City. However, with opening day at PC still 10 weeks away, it's really not that productive to fantasize about landing that new trick or watching the same ski movie over and over until every segment is permanently seared into my brain (most of us are probably guilty of that.)
Recently I've fallen in love with road cycling, and spent a lot of hours over the summer training for a 206 mile race I completed earlier this month. From getting into that sport more, it's opened my eyes to how much training, working out or whatever you want to call it can make a difference in how you preform and your overall health. It's a goal of mine this fall, to take that same mentality into ski season, with hopes that I'll see a lot of improvement on the slopes as a result, or at least feel better overall, avoid a mid-season slump or injury. I don't want to treat skiing like a regimented, strict workout program everyday I'm out there, that would be stupid, but skiing for me is all about the fun and getting into ski shape before the lifts start turning seems like a good way to have even more fun.
I'm curious to see how many NS'ers really get into "training" for ski season. What is your focus? How often do you hit the gym? Do you stick to one thing like running or trampoline, or add more variety? Or do you not care or think training for ski season takes away from the fun?
I started a blog (I know, very original) this summer and posted my plans for fall training if you'd like to check that out, get some ideas, or to just rip on it! http://trainingwithtrevor.blogspot.com/
Here's to healthy season for all of us!