This workout focused on 15-30 second efforts. While the longer duration can get away from pure speed, we focus on high-quality (L1 / L2) distance training between each interval to prevent accumulating fatigue.
5 x 3 min intervals building from high threshold (L3) to maximum effort on the last effort, 3-4 minute recovery between each. We choose safe roads, and a gradual grade with smooth pavement to ensure high speed.
While running hill climb tests of 12-20 minutes are a good way to assess VO2max (high-end) fitness throughout a preparation period and career, a threshold test can be used as a way of seeing work efficiency from stage to stage throughout the entire test.
The US Ski Team uses rollerski agility speed test to push the athlete outside their comfort zone so that zone can grow that much larger. When that ice patch surprises you in on skis, you're ready for it.
Only the top 20 skiers in the country aged 15-16 are invited. Because of her work with the Vasa Ski Club, and previous coaching, teaching, and racing experience, she was asked to be a coach at this camp.
Four regional USSA Level 100 Coaches' Certification Technique Clinics are coming to your way. USSA Level 100 certification is a four-step process targeted at providing a foundation in both general and cross country ski specific coaches' education.