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training in the cold

klosters madrisa end of the run

I got back yesterday from Klosters where I was putting in a bit of ‘training’ (rather too-grand a word) for next weekend’s Inferno Rennen in Mürren. Starting just below the revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn – made famous by George Lazenby as 007 – it’s a 15km downhill ski race if enough snow permits. I did the race in 2006 and it took me 28 minutes – without a stop. The winner required only 15 minutes – but while they were all wearing spandex racing suits, my only decision was to race either with, or without my rucksack…! Actually I’m full of cold so training didn’t go all that well but I’m still confident for Saturday 😉

Talking of colds, I’m now into an unbelievable 7th week without any taste sensation due to a blocked nose, hence, the lack of notes on wines around here – I’m saving money though I suppose! Lucky it’s not my job then!!!

Anyway back to skiing; it snowed like hell last Saturday, so Sunday was picture perfect with blue sky and sunshine. Monday was unbelievable – I was almost alone on the slopes of Madrisa – the snow had that perfect creaking crunch until about 11:00am when the light became rather flat – but great piste conditions!

Anyway, if there are no more diary posts after Saturday, maybe I didn’t complete the course…

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