Thursday, January 17, 2013

Royal Navy chill out in Tignes

The official temperature in Tignes Val Claret  was supposed to be -16°C but it was -23°C which was supposed to be the temperature at the top of the Grande Motte – which must have been at -30°C today (plus wind at 50km/hr). Today was the Royal Navy skier/boarder-cross championships and I had to stand around to help for about 4 hours. Thanks goodness it wasn’t any longer because it was painful enough descending at 2:30pm with just my nose and cheeks slightly exposed. I only had the courage to get my camera out once for this shot up near the Col du Palet.

One organiser I spoke to – Chris – remembered me from last year and I believe following our conversation he bought some Vibram Five Fingers and won’t run on anything else now. I recommended the ChiRunning book to him and to look through this blog to see how I’ve adapted it to other sports and learned along the way. I re-started chirunning myself earlier in the week – just in time to tire my legs out for skiing with Haluk – fortunately balanced by his hangover. The trouble is the d.o.m.s. (delayed onset of muscle soreness) is even worse on the second day.

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