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Killer Pull-Ups, Brutal Sprints and a Nap for a Ski Champ
Killer Pull-Ups, Brutal Sprints and a Nap for a Ski Champ

Killer Pull-Ups, Brutal Sprints and a Nap for a Ski Champ

5/15/2012 - By Matthew Futterman, Wall Street Journal

Her regimen is a brutal, six- (sometimes seven) day-a-week mix of roller skiing, biking, running and strength training. Pull-ups are a fairly unpleasant experience for most humans, but the ones Ms. Randall does resemble a form of medieval torture.

Running vs Skiing Technique?

5/14/2012 - By Jim Galanes for SkiPost.com

Long question short: Have there been any discussions of the similarities and/or differences between running form (for people who are competing as runners, not just training for skiing) and classic ski form?

Get ready for next year
Get ready for next year

Get ready for next year

3/22/2012 - By Ian Harvey

If you are a racer or want to become a faster skier, I recommend you make sure to go through a process that I find always yields improvement. Sometime around now or just after your season is over...

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My heart's all a-flutter
My heart's all a-flutter

My heart's all a-flutter

3/21/2012 - By Mike Muha

The ablation works!...for awhile. Atrial fibrillation turns to atrial flutter and I head in to get my heart shocked again. I'd rather be cross country skiing....

Eli Brown skate clinic this Saturday

3/15/2012 - By Bob Frye

Eli Brown will be hosting a skate clinic March 17th. 10:00am until noon at XCHQ. His vast skiing experience includes NMU collegiate skier, head ski coach University of Utah, and 2012 Mi.Cup Men's Title winner.

Today's Ablation Day: Surgery
Today's Ablation Day: Surgery

Today's Ablation Day: Surgery

1/31/2012 - By Mike Muha

OK, so it’s ablation time. Well, not really. It turns out there are multiple preliminary steps that must be dealt with before today's ablation procedure.

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Be still my beating heart...
Be still my beating heart...

Be still my beating heart...

1/30/2012 - By Mike Muha

Well, maybe not still, but I’d sure like to have a resting heart rate well below my current 83 BPM. I remember the days, a few months ago, when it was down in the low 50’s, a fond memory.

Sprints and musing from Huron Meadows

1/28/2012 - By Mike Muha

We started out doing 1 lap intervals with a three minute rest. The first was skating without ski poles, the second a doublepole-only lap, and the third a normal skate with poles.

PSIA Educational Course at Hanson Hills, Jan 21-22, 2012
PSIA Educational Course at Hanson Hills, Jan 21-22, 2012

PSIA Educational Course at Hanson Hills, Jan 21-22, 2012

1/18/2012 - By Amy Powell

PSIA is holding an Instructor Training Workshop as well as Level One through Level Three Exam Certification at Hanson Hills in Grayling, MI

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Kids learn to ski at Huron Meadows
Kids learn to ski at Huron Meadows

Kids learn to ski at Huron Meadows

1/6/2012 - By Mike Muha

Response was overwhelming for our first time effort - 45 kids signed up! We had to really scramble to get enough instructors to make sure the kids had fun and learned.

VASA launches “MeSki” ski instruction program

12/31/2011 - By Vasa Ski Club

The Vasa board will launch an instructional program for area Nordic skiers called “MeSki” starting January 2 at 6:30 p.m. under the lights of groomed trails at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. The program is free to skiers who have pre-register.

Boyne Valley Lodge XC Ski Camp - Day 2
Boyne Valley Lodge XC Ski Camp - Day 2

Boyne Valley Lodge XC Ski Camp - Day 2

12/30/2011 - By Mike Muha

The temperature dropped 25 degrees overnight - it is the coldest day so far this winter. Lots of hill climbing, lots of skating without poles, and then some classic technique work in the afternoon.

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