We train there a lot, and Ive had one of the best powder days there ever! St. Anton is pretty epic--so much terrain to scare yourself on. Val dIsere is a place we race at every year, but the freeskiing there goes on forever (plus, they have good cheese). Cochran Ski Area, its owned by the famous Cochran racing family, is another favorite. Its pretty small, swiss replica watches only a T-bar and a rope tow, but they have to have the most U.S. Ski Team-member-to-vertical-foot ratio of any ski area.Do you cook? What foods do you eat to fuel your skiing?I cook, but Im by no means a nutritionist. I love steak and mashed potatoes with asparagus, and if I could get that easily in Europe that would be my optimal pre-race meal.
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Im going to come right out and say that this a futile exercise. No one is going to agree with my picks for the best running music. Which is alright with me. We dont need to agree, so long as you offer your own suggestions. So let the debate begin. Reply to this post, nominate your absolute favorite album to run to, and link to iTunes or replica omega watches wherever. My pick: James Brown, Dead on the Heavy Funk 1975-1983, Disc 1 and 2 (Brown at his absolute best, with enough energy and a fast enough to make you forget that tempo runs are supposed to be painful. Just try to run slower than your 10k pace listening to this one). Whats your pick? Choose the one best album in your iPod, and reply below. Ill compile everyones nominations into a future post with the finalists. Get on the good foot!—JUSTIN NYBERG