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Summer Solstice Makes for Great Camp with John Aalberg
Summer Solstice Makes for Great Camp with John Aalberg

Summer Solstice Makes for Great Camp with John Aalberg

7/2/2003 - By Mike Muha

Greg, Frank, and I have just arrived at Pando Ski Area, home for the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team / FasterSkier Training Camp with two-time Olympian John Aalberg. We can barely move, having just stuffed ourselves silly with breakfast at Perkins...,

Getting in the Zone!

6/24/2003 - By Mike Muha

John Aalberg explains what training zones are used for and how to compute them. We then run a max heart rate test so we can figure out our zones. Several people are surprised by what the test reveals!,

The Early Morning Anaerobic Group

6/19/2003 - By Jamie Mannion, M.D.

Need to balance family life with training? Thirteen years ago I started the Early Morning Anaerobic Group. We have evolved from three biker/skiers to a group of 20 who meet regularly at 5:00 or 5:30 most mornings to rollerski, ski, bike, or run.,

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A Training Log for Your, With a Point of View

5/26/2003 - By Mike Muha

Here's a weekly and yearly training log you can use to record your workouts. There's a definite point of view to this log...see if it fits your needs.,

Ten Days of Adventure, Part 1

12/10/2002 - By Greg Worrel

Sunday was a beautiful, sunny and cold day. It started at 7 degrees at 8:30 then quickly warmed up to 17 degrees. Trails were in beautiful shape. Stumbled upon the Michigan group out on the trails and skied with them. ,

West Yellowstone Report

11/28/2002 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Arrived in Bozeman at 11PM (1 AM EST) and decided to stay overnight to enjoy the scenery going up the Gallatin and through Yellowstone Park the next morning. "We made a mistake," said Steve Smigiel as he looked out the motel window in Belgrade.,

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 V2 Finally Coming Around...
 V2 Finally Coming Around...

V2 Finally Coming Around...

10/21/2002 - By Jeff Potter

'OK, I'm finally getting the hang of the V2, I think.' Jeff combines ideas from J.D. Downing and some Norwegian tapes, and makes some discoveries...,

Training Using Specific Foot Sessions
Training Using Specific Foot Sessions

Training Using Specific Foot Sessions

9/22/2002 - By Mike Muha

Specific foot drills are incredibly versatile: use them for technique work, intervals, strength - or throw them into the middle of a run. Here's what they are and how to do them.

Using the Web to Learn Technique: The 2002 Olympics

6/22/2002 - By Mike Muha

We don't have national level coaches in southeastern Michigan and I bet you don't live near one either. Fortunately, there are free sources on the web that you can leverage to view modern racing technique.,

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Perfect ski conditions at West Yellowstone

1/12/2002 - By Greg Rudl (Ohio Nordic Ski Club)

Training and shooting over New Years with the Ohio National Guard Biathlon Team.,

VO2 Max Norms

6/16/2001 - By Mike Muha

This table shows what's considered Low, Somewhat Low, Average, High, and Very High maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 Max) in ml/kg/minute, by age and gender.,

Body Fat Norms

6/16/2001 - By Mike Muha

This is simply a table that defines what's considered Ideal, Good, Moderate, Fat, and Obese, by age and gender.,

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