I've taken my trail shoes the last couple of years and managed to get some running in, but like Millsy I make sure that I shift my long runs to just before and just after- if there are cross country routes these can provide a nicely pisted surface. I used to run at the end of the day.
I have done a lot of marathons including several London Marathons and I ski and snowboard twice a year. I ski/snowboard most things the mountain throws at me icy black and off piste. My ski weeks always interupt whatever marathon schedule I am working to. I have never worried about losing a weeks training because of my skiing and I don't believe it has affected my marathon times. If you are working quite hard at your skiing, your fitness level will not drop off in a week. Personally I would just enjoy the skiing and not worry about training while you are away. I am 67 and and last year I did 3.43.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2014 |