Saturday, February 23, 2008

Snowboarding at Squaw Valley

Cross-training can be boring if it's something you don't like to do, or it can be a blast. Even if it's not really cross-training, you can make it into it by a liberal use of your imagination. Such is snow-boarding. The way I look at it, it's a great way to work out your hip flexors and hamstrings, and develop your core. After all, you're doing squats all day long as well as using a controlled twisting motion to control your turning. And if you've ever fallen in deep powder, trying to get back on your feet is harder than any set of sit-ups or crunches I've ever experienced.

So for the weekend, I went up to Squaw Valley with my friend Tom. Here are some pictures of our first day.

At the bottom of the ski lift near where the Western States 100 starts

Tom at the top of Emigrant Pass with Lake Tahoe in the background

Cross-training like a Nascar racer sans car

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