Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Leaping to a bit of soreness

It's full on ski season at the moment, so I'm hanging on for dear life.  I have managed to get a few easy trainer spins in lately - by lately I mean about one a week.  I timed yesterday morning's spin to matching last evening's clinic I was teaching at Liberty to some of our exam candidates.

Perfect snow for night skiing - slightly stiffened granular without a hint of ice anywhere.  Yet not slushy enough to suck you down too much.  In anticipation of the temperature dropping, I overdressed.  I would soon regret that.

Among other things, the instructors I was skiing with needed to put a little juice in their legs and a little confidence in their bump skiing.  So... we started with long radius turns with a hop in the middle (known as leapers to you skiers)... then moved onto shortening the radius until we were in full on hops in short radius turns.  And we did _a lot_ of them - mileage, mileage, mileage.  And then, to top it off, we did them in the bumps.

Someone mentioned the last time they did this their core was a bit sore the next day.  My feedback was sooner than that - between all those hopping turns and a morning spin, my shin muscles were sore enough that I could feel it driving home last night.  Pushing the clutch in, speeding past the slowpokes.  (okay, you guys who know me well know that generally I'm the slowpoke - but 40mph in a 55 zone is unacceptable if you're in front of me). 

It's like I'm not 22 anymore.

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