Posts tagged climbing
Uphill Battle

When anyone compliments my skiing, I want to hug them and cry. Sometimes I just give the hug and pause until the frog in my throat retreats. Nothing frees up — or focuses — every cell in my body like leaning into a nice, fast turn. Nothing pairs free-wheeling giddiness with the immediate necessity of reading and evaluating a backcountry snowpack.

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I’m not talking nature’s four seasons, I’m talking as an athletic performance season. As athletes we are really good at training and over training and less likely to take breaks for fear of detraining or decreasing our training benefits. We all know that recovery is just as important as training itself. So how much is too much? Or, how much is enough?

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Pick Your Terrain Wisely for Training

How many times do you throw your leg over the bike and think where should I ride? Happens to me all of the time. I have a couple of go-to routes I take rolling away from P7HQ. One is a flat to rolling ride with minimal forced stops (traffic lights/stop signs). The other is up one of the local canyons that has options for some steep sections as well as extended moderate grades. I've used these routes for years because I know how to execute a variety of workouts due to the terrain and distance.

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