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Wednesday Workout: Post-Camp Pain Train with WinSport Junior XC Team

Wednesday Workout: Post-Camp Pain Train with WinSport Junior XC Team

Not so fast! Before you bask in the bliss of a rest week after a lot of volume training, the WinSport Junior Team recommends some intensity to flush the legs out. They recently did their workout, dubbed the ‘Early Morning Pain Train,’ at 6:45 a.m. the day after an altitude training camp.

Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

The Crested Butte Nordic Team, located in Crested Butte, CO, is accepting resumes for the position of Recreational Programs Coordinator. This is a part-time, seasonal position running from November-March.

‘Gender Verification’ Based on Testosterone Shelved by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Athletes will likely no longer face the testing at Olympic Games. The decision has few other implications for skiing, which has not had occasion to do gender testing for several years: “Should it be necessary to arrange a gender verification… then the Olympic Movement rules would be applicable,” FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis told FasterSkier.

Love and Marriage for Several U.S., Canadian Skiers

Love and Marriage for Several U.S., Canadian Skiers

Who got married and when? (Most) everything you need to know about several U.S. and Canadian skiers that tied the knot this month.

The Allure of Eagle Glacier: What Happens 5,700 Feet Up in Alaska (with Video)

The Allure of Eagle Glacier: What Happens 5,700 Feet Up in Alaska (with Video)

What’s so great about Eagle Glacier anyway? U.S. nordic-racing fan and masters skier Fast Big Dog explains after his first trip to Alaska’s coveted training site. He interviewed several top U.S. Ski Team members to find out more.

Human Rights Watch Urges IOC to Use Its Teeth in 2022 Bid Process

Human Rights Watch Urges IOC to Use Its Teeth in 2022 Bid Process

With a week to go until the IOC members vote on whether to award the 2022 Olympic Games to Beijing or Almaty, a leading human rights nonprofit asserts that the IOC has no tools with which to enforce their vague mandate of “human dignity”.

Malcolm Leads Bridger Biathlon Club’s First Summer Program as Club Expands Its Reach

Malcolm Leads Bridger Biathlon Club’s First Summer Program as Club Expands Its Reach

Corrine Malcolm has one word to describe the Bridger Biathlon Club: momentum. “It has gained a lot of momentum,” she said of the fledgling program based in Bozeman, Montana. “It’s a really big ball of energy and momentum. It’s pretty […]

Wednesday Workout: Stratton Mountain School’s Vertical Challenge

Wednesday Workout: Stratton Mountain School’s Vertical Challenge

The Stratton Mountain School (SMS) high-school team recently wrapped up a mini camp, with the Vertical Challenge as its pinnacle workout. Program director Sverre Caldwell picked a “gnarly” combo of biking, rollerskiing and running with a lot of vertical gain. “We said, we want you to go hard,” he explains.

Johaug Breaks Hand in Seiser Alm, Set for Surgery in Davos

Johaug Breaks Hand in Seiser Alm, Set for Surgery in Davos

Therese Johaug fell while running and broke her hand. She’ll have surgery to insert a few screws, and will try holding a ski pole again in 10 days. Until then, it’s running, strength, and one-pole skiing for the 2015 double World Champion.

Caterinichio to Leave Post as USSA Nordic Manager

Caterinichio to Leave Post as USSA Nordic Manager

Joey Caterinichio, a longtime figure in the American cross-country skiing community, announced last month that she plans to step down as nordic manager at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.

Western State Seeks Head Nordic Ski Coach

Western State Seeks Head Nordic Ski Coach

Western State Colorado University is seeking a head coach for its men’s and women’s nordic programs.

University of New Mexico Seeks Assistant Coach

University of New Mexico Seeks Assistant Coach

The University of New Mexico Ski Team is seeking a Nordic Assistant Coach. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated coach to work with one of the top Collegiate Nordic programs in the country.

Stowe Nordic Seeks Youth Program Head Coach

Stowe Nordic Seeks Youth Program Head Coach

Stowe Nordic in Stowe, Vt., is seeking to hire a Program Director/Head Coach to develop and run its youth cross-country skiing program.

Marshall Retires from Racing, Preps for Medical School

Marshall Retires from Racing, Preps for Medical School

After several years on Canada’s Senior Development Team, Alysson Marshall, 27, has decided to put down her skis and pursue her next dream: a career in family medicine.

IBU Hands Down Doping Bans for Three Russians in Re-Testing Cases

IBU Hands Down Doping Bans for Three Russians in Re-Testing Cases

Ekaterina Iourieva will serve a four-year ban on top of the eight-year ban she is already serving; Irina Starykh will see one year added to her existing two-year ban. Both had already tested positive on other occasions. First-time offender Alexander Loginov has been banned for two years, ending in November 2016.

Fereshetian Takes the Reins as Maine Winter Sports Center Cross Country Coach

Fereshetian Takes the Reins as Maine Winter Sports Center Cross Country Coach

After working alongside Will Sweetser last season, 25-year-old Justin Fereshetian now has the experience and confidence to take on head coaching duties of Maine Winter Sports Center’s junior skiers, who are coming off one of their best seasons ever.

Photos from Mount Marathon 2015

Photos from Mount Marathon 2015

FasterSkier contributor Seth Adams was on-scene with his camera at the 2015 Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska to capture the racing and the antics.

Norwegian Biathletes Already Talk Boycott of Canmore and Maine World Cups

Norwegian Biathletes Already Talk Boycott of Canmore and Maine World Cups

The Norwegian men aren’t psyched about traveling to North America for World Cups next season, saying that World Championships afterwards are more important. Max Cobb, the head of the IBU’s Technical Committee, points out that there are two and a half weeks of free training time before World Champs. For the Norwegians, that might not be enough.

Records Shattered in 2015 Mount Marathon by Jornet, Forsberg

Records Shattered in 2015 Mount Marathon by Jornet, Forsberg

Records were destroyed this Fourth of July in Seward, Alaska at the 88th edition of the annual Mount Marathon. In impressive fashion three runners bested previous course records, with international running stars Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg claiming the men’s and women’s titles, respectively.

All About Emotional Intelligence and How It Boosts Sports Performance

All About Emotional Intelligence and How It Boosts Sports Performance

Emotional intelligence – how one perceives, understands, and manages emotions – can give athletes better coping strategies, more motivation, and the potential to be a team leader. Even on the recreational side of things, emotional intelligence is associated with the difference between inactivity and a healthy engagement with exercise. The good news is, you can train it.