Everyone is invited to West Yellowstone, Montana Nov. 22-26 for the Yellowstone Ski Festival, a week-long celebration of cross-country skiing. Join thousands, from Olympic athletes to first timers alike.
A couple of weeks ago an article was published regarding the high percentage of cross country skiers who have developed some form of Atrial Fibrillation. I want to give everyone my personal insight into this condition and what I've done about it.
Every Tuesday in September will be intensity night, with a session focused on training at or near race speed. Every Wednesday in September will be strength night, with a session focused on general and specific strength training.
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.