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Cross Country Ski Training News and Tips

Ready to Race

11/5/2007 - By Zach Caldwell

On May 1st Kris did his first sustained intensity session of the training season. He just did his 16th (including time trials) and last of the training season. Now it’s race season.,

All Up (almost)

11/1/2007 - By Zach Caldwell

Kris is on his way back home from Utah right now. Earlier today he did his VO2max test and the numbers look very interesting.,

CXC Team joins US Ski Team at Lake Placid
CXC Team joins US Ski Team at Lake Placid

CXC Team joins US Ski Team at Lake Placid

11/1/2007 - By Bryan Fish

There was a balance between group workouts and individual team sessions. Our goal was to train on steeper and longer ascents in some of our threshold and higher intensity sessions, so many of these efforts were done on our own.,

The Master Skier: Pre-Season 2007 in the Mail

10/30/2007 - By Mike Muha

Got my first issue of The Master Skier in the mail this weekend. You get yours? No? You belong to American Cross Country Skiers? No?

Testing Camp Coming

10/30/2007 - By Zach Caldwell

On Monday Kris will fly out to Utah for a very quick (he flies back Tuesday) testing camp at the USST sports science facility in Park City. He may do a handful of tests, but the reason he’s flying out is for the treadmill rollerski MaxVO2 test.,

5th Annual Steamboat Nordic Camp
5th Annual Steamboat Nordic Camp

5th Annual Steamboat Nordic Camp

10/30/2007 - By Emily Lovett

Olympians Todd Lodwick and Sarah Konrad set the tone for the top notch coaching staff. The 2-day format is an action packed, fun filled way to kick the ski season.,

Hauling Ass

10/26/2007 - By Zach Caldwell

Kris says that he was able to put himself into new territory in terms of perceived lactate load, and still recover on the fly with relative ease.,

Do the Flatbeiner and Super Flatbeiner Rollerski Challenge

10/24/2007 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Time for the annaul Flatbeiner and Super Flatbeiner rollerski tour/chanllenge in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rollerski up to 79.5K! (or any shorter distance).,

Northern Illinois Hosts Two Clinics

10/24/2007 - By Thomas Dvoratchek

Northern Illinois Nordic is hosting a CXC roller ski clinic run by CXC coaches and athletes on November 3 and 4.,

Fit to Ski - Nutritional Concerns

10/24/2007 - By Bob Morrel - FIS Medical Committee

Proper nutrition has a direct impact on athletic performance both in training and competition. In an easy-to-use ABC format, this article lists simple steps for skiers to maximize their nutritional preparation and knowledge.,

Changing Season - Changing Fitness

10/22/2007 - By Zach Caldwell

In the past couple of days Kris has had a couple of indications that his fitness profile has changed. Mind you - this is not news. We’ve been discussing this change for quite some time. It’s just a couple of observations on the changing season.,

CXC Extends Deadline for XC Ski Camp

10/20/2007 - By CXC Skiing

This will be a great weekend Camp for training and technique instruction with the entire CXC Olympic Development Team of athletes and coaches.,

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