Yo ballers. Requesting your input/advice regarding workload and recovery for "older skiers". Appreciate anyone's input, but especially that of "older" skiers and any fitness/nutrition experts out there. A friend of mine ....... No, just kidding. It's me. I'm 60. 6' 190 lbs. Been skiing forever (since the early '60s, in the course since the mid-'70s). Mostly battle with 35. On a 67" Evo. My skiing is characterized by others as "hard". Has been forever. Hard turns, lots 'o load, speed, etc. I've been slowly getting a little more efficient in my skiing since ZO showed up, but I'm not a light-load skier.
So, on that background - I'm really battling a roller coaster of feeling pretty dang strong one day and like an absolute f'ing beat dog the next. I ski on average 5 days a week, mostly one slalom set after work and a couple per day on the weekends. Oh, and I got a new knee back in February and it's awesome. I don't think it has anything to do with my fatigue. Been back on my ski since mid-April. The knee is not something I feel or think about anymore.
During the water ski season I find it really difficult to keep up any of my other fitness routine - weight room, swimming, and riding. In season I pretty much just ski because that's all I feel like I can handle. So, are any of you in a similar boat, dealing with similar off and on fatigue? I guess the simple answer is probably just more recovery time, proper nutrition (check), low alcohol (check), and more off-season fitness. I'm just wondering if any of you older skiers that still go at it hard (and I know you're out there) have any secrets to how you manage your in-season strength and hold off fatigue. You can tell me if I'm just a p---y. Thanks.
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