Yes, the season has officially arrived in Steamboat and I'm thrilled.
While I was competing, this was always my favorite time of year. We had trained all spring, summer and fall and it was race time. The mixture of nerves and anticipation was exhilarating.
How are you feeling? This is the fourth tip for your pre-season regime. We are trained and ready to rip.
Here is my final million dollar tip:
It seems so trivial but…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on November 23, 2011 at 11:34pm — No Comments
We are onto our third session for our winter prep.
How are you feeling?
Snow is starting to fall and winter is fast approaching. Don't waste time getting your body ready for the season!
This week we are going to focus on leg strength combined with some balance elements.
Skiing is a mixture of both these aspects, so it's perfect!
Grab a pillow, dyna-disc or any uneven surface.
Place your pillow about 2 feet…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on November 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Here is week 2 of our countdown to winter.
It's time to get more ski/snowboard specific in our workouts and movements.
Like I mentioned in the first week, we're trying to minimize that initial shock when we first get on snow. You will be ahead of the game and ready to rip in no time.
After our previous round of strength, we are going to do some interval training. These are meant to get your heart rate and body prepared for increased intensity. Similar to a run…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on October 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
The weather has changed and winter is fast approaching!
Are you ready to rip?
I've always noticed that the first few days of skiing really kill my legs! Why is that? I have trained most my life for this and it still hurts!
Simple, skiing uses muscles and movements that are pretty hard to train without actually skiing. There is hope though...try to incorporate skiing/snowboarding specific moves into your workout routine and it will minimize that initial…Continue
Rainy skies didn’t dampen the energy of this weekend’s Oktoberwest Fest. While walking through Gondola Plaza I was met with familiar faces and excitement for another great event here in Steamboat Springs. Once again this was another first for me!
The Drew Emmitt Band brought smiles to everyone as…
Added by Caroline Lalive on September 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Added by Caroline Lalive on September 6, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments
I would like to interrupt this blog to announce my absolute pride and admiration for the people of Steamboat Springs. I’ve always been told “never toot your own horn.” So, all you Steamboat folks I’m tootin’ it for you.
Following an incredible weekend of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge festivities and excitement, I am more in love with our community than ever before. Yep, I love you guys. Oh, let me count the ways...
The people of Steamboat have a way to honor and rally for…
We’ve all read or even met those less than gracious athletes. After spending the evening together at the Coates' All- American BBQ, I can honestly say this wasn’t the case with Andy Schleck. As a fellow athlete, I am accustomed to the rigors of training schedules, travel and the difficulty in creating a balanced life. Often times athletes are deemed self-absorbed due to the intense focus and the general nature of sports. Andy was an a breath of fresh air with his non assuming, generous…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on August 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Oh to be a kid again!
Adventure, laughs, games and fun are all in a normal day at the Kids' Vacation Center here in Steamboat Springs. The Kids' Adventure Club operated by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation has been making local and visiting kids days a little more exciting since 1963.
Added by Caroline Lalive on August 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
My most recent Steamboat adventure is one that is steeped in tradition. Not only here in the valley but for much of the west. The rodeo, is an All-American experience and one that I had almost all but forgotten. I kick myself (no pun intended) for not having taken part sooner in the Friday, Saturday evening festivities at Romick Arena.…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on July 31, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
110 miles on a road bike is a long way! Oh yes, I have found and made my home in the pain cave. Did I mention the 2 mountain climbs, which included Rabbit Ears and Gore Pass? Thanks to Eriksen Cycles Tour de Steamboat, I have an entirely new appreciation for these long distance athletes. Over 350 people of all ages and ability made their way over the Continental Divide and then some. Crazy Folks, they are! Ninety miles an hour on skis is much more comfortable for me.
Added by Caroline Lalive on July 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
It’s official and I can now cross off another exciting activity that I have never done here in Steamboat! With the Balloon Rodeo here in town I was able to hitch a ride on one of the balloons on their “test” flights early this morning. Tim Taylor from Salt Lake City, Utah was kind enough to give me a bird’s eye view of the valley. Yampa Valley continues to amaze me with the oxbows of the river surrounded by lush meadows. It was a completely new way to experience our natural…Continue
Added by Caroline Lalive on July 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments