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Doing more with less

Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
Going through chemotherapy I am learning that my energy is quite diminished. My drive to ski and ability to ski are significantly impacted. It's weird trying to start the season sking jus a couple times a week for one or two sets of 6. It will be interesting to see if I can manage to get back to where I was last season under these constraints.
Jim Ross


  • jayskijayski Posts: 628 Crazy Baller
    Realistically achievable, with a lack of physical ability ones focus will be more properly spent on technical elements which will net the same result and pay off more in the long run...
  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,735 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Actually being a bit more relaxed about sking or not skiing, has improved my skiing a lot, I think sometimes when you are really eager to get on the water, you do lose focus, when you ski a lot, fatigue sets in very slowly, skiers sometimes are not aware and get agitated when their skiing starts to go off, looking for answers that are not there.
    @Razorskier1 work on Quality not Quantity, One Good set is better than 10 Bad Ones, don't chase bouy's, don't put pressure on yourself to get back where you were, take time out and enjoy your skiing, it will all come back to you, when the time is right.

    " My Arms Keep Going Numb May Have To Use My Teeth”

  • skiboynyskiboyny Posts: 168 Baller
    More is not better. Better is better...
  • acmxacmx Posts: 228 Baller
    Don't feel bad @Razorskier1 , I've got a brand new boat on my lift (FINALLY) and with weather and other obligations/ distractions, I'm getting about one set a week this year so far!!
  • AndreAndre Posts: 986 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2017
    Wish (Not intended) i could also give you a ''Like'' and an ''Insightful '' too...

    I'm coming back from a ruptured Achilles (nothing compare to your '' constraints'' ) .
    Slalom skiing is a VERY demanding sport (like you wouldn't know already...)
    You're an athlete,you'll be back better next year! Better.
    I' ve accepted already that no PB will be set this year and already working on my 2018 season
    Please,don't be too hard on yourself and good luck!
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @skiboyny While you are generically correct, you miss the point. Prior to cancer I could run two sets of 12 passes including 10 35s and a couple of 38s and still be fresh. It was quality AND quantity. Now I have to cut back quantity and it sucks.
    Jim Ross
  • skiboynyskiboyny Posts: 168 Baller
    @Razorskier1 I get the point just fine. You have much to be proud of. You have developed a skill set that will not go away. When your body is ready you will be right back to those stats. Any thing that takes us away from the sport we love is devastating. Looking at the bigger picture though, right now you have a much bigger problem to focus on than 38 off. Better is better!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,881 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Run openers, 32s...maybe a cheater rope just cuz 33.5 is fun. A little 35 off feel with less wear n tear.

    Ski it well and every once in a while run down the line might be surprised to be attaching beyond purple cuz u know how and your fundamentals are good.

    Don't think quite as much, just enjoy the swing. Play with equipment, try another ski...I'm useless want to try a 68 Vapor? Maybe less pull effort on a 68 than ur 67.

    That would also allow u to do the usual...dial in a ski and give it back all set up to rock!!
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    @6balls - I'm afraid of your 68 inch ski after what it did to you!
    Jim Ross
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,881 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    It was missing a plastic vent in the nose I replaced that! All good now
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • RazorRoss3RazorRoss3 Posts: 1,320 Mega Baller
    @Razorskier1, to be fair, when we skied 12+ pass sets it was because we skied every day starting in April and built up that endurance but at the beginning of the season we were taking 6s and 8s. Not surprising you don't have the usual endurance when you aren't able to train as often
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