I don't only eat Outback..and aside from their fries and Blooming Onion..the steak, veggies, and salads are healthy..I also feel like the longer I ski the more I try to preserve myself. Unless it's a powder day I like to ease into the day with some groomers and ease out of the day with some groomers as well and do the toughest runs late morning/early afternoon. I like to alternate between a mogul run and a groomer during the middle of the day..it's rare that I ski moguls/trees more than 2-3 runs in a row..as those types of runs require way more energy where gravity does most of the work on high speed groomers.
When I put in a steezy vert day 30k plus vert..I often wake up a little stiff/sore but after a few ski runs..I feel fine..I'm lucky that I've never had knee issues..my lower back has been sore a few times. I definitely have a higher threshold for pain when I ski than when I'm running. I'm re-starting my running program and after 1.25 miles yesterday I was dying and had to stop for a few minutes. If I'm skiing an intense run at Jackson Hole and my legs start to burn 2/3 of the way through I often push through the pain and keep going and I get a better adrenaline rush with my legs burning..
Powder days I burn out quick..often by Noon/1:00PM because I dive right into the steepest untracked terrain I can find and go crazy..when the powder panic sets in..I'm frantic and want to track up as much terrain as possible..that has led to some spectacular wipeouts for sure..especially when the visibility is low and a cat-tracks pops out from nowhere..man I freaking love skiing..