Monday, February 10, 2014

Slopestyle Snowboarding: Sochi

These two Americans won the first-ever gold medals in the brand-new Winter Olympics sport of slopestyle snowboarding.

(Photo from NBC Today)
Right, so I'm training for a 140-mile bike ride, and these "kids" are doing 1440-degree rotations, with corks (?), in the air, on their snowboards. But this is still about training.

If you don't believe me, just check out this NY Times article, complete with video of Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, showing how it's done.

That takes training! I'm so impressed, I couldn't help but add this to my Training blog.


  1. I'm going to get my indoor bike trainer out and watch the Olympics in the morning while I "ride." I haven't been to a spin class in 6 months, so this will be me getting back into that routine. Also, I love the Olympics. It's easy for me to imagine and dream what it would be like to be one of those athletes. Then I remember that they didn't get there without a lot of training. *sigh*

  2. Speaking of training - every activity requires it, at least if you want to be good at it, as demonstrated by a Ferrari pit crew for a Formula One race car: