This is my favourite run at Whistler. It goes from the very top of the mountain to the very bottom. It is a vertical drop of a mile and the run itself is 7 km long. I love to ski it non-stop. It is my favourite way to end a day of skiing. I finally got around to timing myself.
Have a look and do the math!
To put this in context, there was a race of the same distance but on a different route running that same day. I noticed that Rob Boyd, a famous Canadian world class downhill racer in his younger years, did it in 5:22 minutes. Of course he had to ski through gates but he also didn’t have to dodge other skiers, he had proper racing gear and he is 16 years younger than me (http://www.skimuseum.ca/biodata.php?lang=en&id=58).
My motive for sharing this with you is not purely for reasons of braggadocio. I know I couldn’t have performed like this 10 years ago when I was eating a typical high carb diet. The fact that I can do it now is amazing to me because I am definitely not a jock. I do a little cardio and core workout most days but I certainly am not a gym rat of any sort. I think this speaks to one of the significant benefits of a LCHF diet. It gives you energy, strength and stamina.
I’m thinking I’ll enter that race next year. I’ll let you know how that turns out.