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Do you run on skiing/boarding vacations? (Read 534 times)

    I'm going to Vermont over New Year's for 4 days, 3 nights. Basically it's 2 full days (6-7 hours total each day) of snowboarding which I count as cross-training. The other 2 days are travel days, on which I might run easy runs. Usually, I am almost as sore after snowboarding as after running a marathon. Definitely not the same aerobic activity, but muscles get a crazy workout.  

     

    I'm just wondering if anyone else runs during these types of vacations. I imagine it would be pretty difficult for me to run on the days I am boarding, due to the muscle soreness alone. Last winter I took off about 5 days during peak marathon training for a snowboarding trip and I think it was a nice break from the norm. 

      Depends on what kind of ski vacation. If it's a boys weekend type trip (no wives or children) and I'm going to be skiing hard 6-7 hours a day then no chance, just enjoy some time off. If it's a family weekend then maybe if I have time I'll sneak in an easy run or two just to keep the legs loose but that's it.

       

       

      All of that assumes it's east coast and elevation is not a factor, if it's out west and I'm also dealing with elevations of 7k feet or more, then I don't even think about also trying to run.

      Runners run.

      vegefrog


        I do, but only easy runs. I live in Charleston where it is FLAT and so the hills alone at a ski destination are enough to wipe me out if I take it too hard. I don't usually ski every day we are there, so I usually do an easy 3-4 miler on the days I ski and a longer run on the days I don't Smile


        A Saucy Wench

          I've done both.  I dont think i ever try to follow a training plan or anything.  Just a couple short easy runs.  The elevation kills me where we go as I live at basically sealevel.   But no, not usually on the days I ski as there usually isnt time.   Although I get up earlier than my family so I have from time to time.

           

          I would definitely try to get in a shake out run on the travel day home to loosen things up before a long trip.  That always eases recovery

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          FatSweatyBullDog


            Spend your VT time riding and drinking the top notch beers.  

            Run when you are back home.  Your legs will get plenty of exercise if you ride hard all day.  

              I'm trying to figure this out as well.  We ski every weekend for 12 weeks, so I need find a sustainable balance between running and skiing.  Last winter, I ended running just 3 days a week during ski season.  I got in a few easy runs after skiing, but I did most of my running Mon - Fri.  This time, I am going to try to run a lot more, but I don't plan to run very much on ski days.  Even after my body gets used to skiing, my legs are still pretty well trashed after a hard day on the mountain.  If I were just doing one ski/boarding trip, I would just take a few days off.

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              Longboat


              Letting off steam

                I agree, it's tough to run on a day when you're skiing/boarding hard and long.  

                I've done an easy evening run on occasion (when I haven't had too many beers), but wouldn't try anything more.  

                 

                One clear still evening in the Rockies when the bottom fell out of the thermometer, I went out for a few miles in -30C just to see what it was like.  Magic! Ice crystals floating in the air, the whole sweep of the Milky Way across the sky!

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                  The last time I went skiing (nearly 2 years ago!) was during a marathon build up and I ran most days, but just 30-45 mins easy. The skiing itself can be pretty demanding. I was in Klosters and it was beautiful - I loved going for runs through the trees covered in snow.


                  delicate flower

                    I ran while on a Utah ski trip last year.  4-5 miles a day for four of the days after skiing Utah blacks all day.  Between tired legs and the high altitude, the runs were slow and a struggle.  I was in marathon training though and felt that I needed to get the miles in.    When I got home, I ramped right back up with high mileage and was promptly sidelined with an ITB issue.  I overdid.  I am headed to Colorado for a week this coming February.  Not sure what I am going to do yet for runs, if anything. 

                     

                    Utah skiing rules BTW. 

                    roboknee.


                    I need a snack.

                      My entire Winter is a snowboarding vacation. If I am taking the kids snowboarding, I will get up and go for a run before we leave. If I am going alone and will be hitting it hard I will pass on the run that day.


                      not lazy, just tired

                        I'm trying to figure this out as well.  We ski every weekend for 12 weeks, so I need find a sustainable balance between running and skiing.  Last winter, I ended running just 3 days a week during ski season.  I got in a few easy runs after skiing, but I did most of my running Mon - Fri.  This time, I am going to try to run a lot more, but I don't plan to run very much on ski days.  Even after my body gets used to skiing, my legs are still pretty well trashed after a hard day on the mountain.  If I were just doing one ski/boarding trip, I would just take a few days off.

                         

                        This is me as well, except we ski during the week and not on weekends. Our ski season started at Thanksgiving and usually goes until mid April (unless it's like last year). Last winter I only ran twice a week on the weekends, this year so far I've been running three times/week (between Friday and Monday) and am hoping eventually to add a run after skiing mid week, but, at 60 yrs old, I seem to need a bit more recovery time than I used to. Just trying to come out of winter with more than the 10 miles/week I did last year.

                        Not if it makes sense.

                          I've taken exactly one (1) 'ski vacation' in my life though I've done more one day trips than I can count.  I didn't run on that vacation as we opened and closed the lifts for all four days.  It was at Whistler and I was way too beat to run after.


                          flatland mountaineer

                            I know it is hard to give up vertical feet and if you are paying for a lift ticket you want to use it, but with today's alpine touring gear it can be pretty fun to "earn your turns". The gear skis the downhill quite well and is close enough cross training to running that I don't worry about  a few missed runs. The boarder version is using split boards with skins or snowshoe up and board down.

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