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Discussion: Downhill skiing

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2016-01-19

Jan 20, 2016 2:56 AM # 
According to your track, you were skiing downhill all night. -80 meters in all! I didn't know Weston had that kind of elevation :)

The first lap on the flats is all about not breaking equipment. And the hills are about going hard because that's where you can (maybe) drop people.
Jan 20, 2016 1:23 PM # 
My garmin wasn't behaving very well. Did you see the climb numbers? I did NOT ski 800m of climb last night.

First lap was very relaxed with such a small crew, though it sucks that Drew broke a pole anyway. I guess I prefer a more even effort than a series of sprints and rests. Being in 6th cresting a hill or turning a corner means everyone else has skied over the top by the time you get there, and you have to put in a hard acceleration - i.e. the accordion of death. And if you can't move up in the group to get some rest, then you're screwed. That was my position, because I couldn't close the gaps you'd open on the flats. I know I'm right, because Rob agrees with me =). Whatever, I could have just skied hard alone behind the chase pack - my race to lose.

Doesn't change the fact that you should learn to ride a ski :)
Jan 20, 2016 2:42 PM # 
I haven't been on those skis all year. They're a little faster than what I've been riding. Will work on that, and having fresher legs. Except in two weeks. I'm toast for that race.
Jan 20, 2016 4:14 PM # 
Maybe, the one in two weeks, you'd be better served staying home? I mean, I know you're crazy and all, but don't get sick!

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