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cbgg: I do! I LOVE it, and yeah, it is frickin hard, especially the big uphills! I think that’s partly why I love it- such a good workout. I also like that I can take my dog (well, on some trails- some are no dogs), I get to be outside, it is a full body strength workout AND super aerobic AND low-impact! Well, until you eat it haha. I also like to alpine ski but skate skiing is just awesome and here is Alaska there are so many good trails and stuff. Here is a pic of me and my dog from a couple of springs ago- we got a nice freeze/thaw cycle going so you could skate ski all kinds of places like across frozen lakes and tundras. I can’t wait for this spring!
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Do any of you bees Skate Ski? I just wanted to have a little wha wha what to say why is it so hard!!!
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@cbgg: Nordic? I did as a kid. And a I started again a few years ago, but I go pretty infrequently. It’s a fantastic workout… but I’d much rather be zipping around on downhills.
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not sure exactly what skate skiing is, but i cross country ski. that’s quite the good workout.
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- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
cbgg: I do a little although I’m not very good at it. It just takes the perfect amount of rythym and coordination, which I find hard as a newbie, and you’re working your entire freaking body, so yeah – exhausting!
MrsAKSkier: goddamn I gotta get to Alaska! Amazing. We have pretty great mountains in Wyoming but you all take it to the next level 🙂
ETA: also, it’s so weird how the photo reply is showing up above the OP. Ugh.
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I let my husband con me into joining a skate ski race this spring. I think he’s blineded by love in that he thinks I’m going to do great, but I’m a total beginner and the race is all intermediate to advanced terrain (aka, hills hills hills!). I do alright on the flats, but I can’t even do hills properly.
For those of you who’ve gotten good – how did you learn hills? Just practice? Lessons? I know there is something messed up about my technique on hills but I’m not sure what it is.