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How to train for cross country ski racing

Coaches Corner: Focus on specific strength

12/6/2009 - By CXC Skiing

Easy Week. We will continue focus on specific strength in this week. Specific strength is series of dynamic and functional exercises that will develop the muscles and motions you use when cross country skiing.

Coaching Corner: Hard Week

12/3/2009 - By CXC Academy

This our first week with the focus on specific strength. Specific strength is series of dynamic and functional exercises that will develop the muscles and motions you use when cross country skiing.

Understanding and using training levels: Level 4

11/25/2009 - By Justin Freeman

The goal of level four training is straightforward: by skiing at the same pace and effort you race at, you get better at racing. But there is a downside...

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Understanding and using training levels: Level 3

11/24/2009 - By Justin Freeman

Physiologically, the major goal of level three training is to improve lactate threshold.

Understanding and using training levels: Level 5

11/20/2009 - By Justin Freeman

The goal of level five training defined this way is mostly neuromuscular. By training at a pace somewhat faster than race pace, but where you can still work for some time with consistent technique, you improve your efficiency at and above race pace.

Understanding and using training levels: Levels 1 and 2

11/19/2009 - By Justin Freeman

Skiers talk a lot about training levels, usually numbering them one through five, but, if my experience over the past decade and a half is any indication, truly understanding when and how to use the various levels is rare.

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Calculating training load

8/19/2009 - By CXC Skiing

From the Coach's Corner at CXC Skiing: How to calculate training load.

Sports Medley Training Sessions

7/30/2009 - By Justin Demers

Any racer has been in the situation where he wants or must go for a social ride, run, rollerski or hike - not optimal for training. There are two obvious solutions to this problem: decline or mix it up.

VO2 and all that jazz

7/27/2009 - By Edward McCarthy

You start out pretty easy. It gradually gets faster, then it starts to suck, and then it's over.

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The importance of rest days during the transition months
The importance of rest days during the transition months

The importance of rest days during the transition months

7/15/2009 - By Lee Hawkings

Earlier this spring I discovered for the first time what will happen if you neglect to take rest days and continue to train hard.

"I got into it"

7/6/2009 - By Pete Vordenberg

Many times we are told to do the rational thing. And this is very sound advice too, to be safe. But, at the risk of being irresponsible, let me encourage you to dismiss that advice utterly and follow that thing you love with everything you can muster.

Bryan Fish on Anaerobic Threshold (AT) Intervals
Bryan Fish on Anaerobic Threshold (AT) Intervals

Bryan Fish on Anaerobic Threshold (AT) Intervals

6/30/2009 - By CXC Skiing

Bryan Fish talks about Anaerobic Threshold (AT) Intervals in a video from the CXC acadmey site.

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UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

SAT, AUG 19, 2017

Early bird rollerski
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

TUE, AUG 22, 2017

Team NordicSkiRacer Road Ride: King of the Hills
East Boat Launch Parking, Kensington Metropark, Mildford, MI

WED, AUG 23, 2017

"Searching for Ken and Amy" Trail Run
Maybury State Park, Northville, MI

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