Saturday, January 23, 2010
OK! I accept skiing as cross training!
I have struggled with the whole idea of not training on the weekends while I have been skiing. Today, I put on a heart rate monitor to see what the result would be, does it actually equal a workout, or is it just another day sitting and burning calories. Well, much to my pleasure it is a workout. From 8:30AM to 3:00PM I burned 4100 calories. I figure if I ran for 30-40 minutes after to day that I was training I could add another 600-700 to my total, but why? My style of skiing is likely comparable to doing hills or sprints. Although I m teaching/coaching I complete all of my demonstrations to the groups with a fierce passion and vigour. I only n know how to show at 100%+ so that it is clear the result of what I am taking about. I tend to finish lot of lessons with my clothes soaking wet from sweat, I actually bring a change of socks and shirts for lunch as some days I need to change. I suppose it reflects my overall way of being, if you are going to do something, dont do it half way. Put your heart into it, commit and do it properly! Why go half way when you can go all the way!
That being said, my blog today is all about skiing and not a lot about training. Although one is totally like the other! I hope you did something today that brought a smile to your face and a memory you can enjoy!