Why use a single hill for bounding intervals when you can cover an entire 5 k World Cup loop? Ivan Babikov’s continuous bounding workout will get your heart pumping and your legs strong for winter.
With $5.9 in pledges from 12 different countries and matching funds from the IOC, the World Anti-Doping Agency is kicking off their next research push. Among the priorities are learning how to use sophisticated genomic techniques to detect autologous blood transfusions. What the heck does that mean? Read on.
FasterSkier’s cross country performances of the year come from Alex Harvey at the 2015 World Championships where he won silver and bronze medals in the sprint and skiathlon. Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg are co-recipients of the women’s award for their historic 2-3 finish in the 10 k freestyle at Worlds.
Alex Harvey’s personal coach and the head coach of the Pierre-Harvey Training Centre for more than a decade, Louis Bouchard has been recognized as one of Canada’s top coaches for some time. This year, FasterSkier picked Bouchard — the man behind two individual World Championships medals — as its 2015 Coach of the Year.
Vibeke Skofterud, an Olympic gold medalist and Vasaloppet champ, is opening up about eating disorders which have plagued her career. Thirteen percent of athletes will have disordered eating at some point in their career, but Skofterud asks them to think bigger: “Do not forget why you’re doing what you’re doing… What is it that really makes you happy?”
There are workouts where you finish battered and beaten, muscles packed with lactate. And then, there are days when you just go out and ride your bike. Unlike some of the more painful sessions one might do on foot or in the gym, former U.S. Ski Team member Tad Elliott calls this road ride a “free workout” — its psychological toll is minimal.