What do athletes eat for real breakfast on real weekdays? Training day or rest day, at home or abroad, every elite athlete has a food that they’re comfortable with. We started with the APU elite team, asking them what they eat to fuel their day. Here’s a photo gallery of their spreads.
At the first on-snow camp of the season at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Ore., the U.S. Ski Team aims to jumpstart its training year with high-volume training loads and a series of technique sessions. On Wednesday, they targeted uphill striding and herringboning, using instant videos to provide trailside feedback.
“There needs to be an investigation by WADA,” International Ski Federation (FIS) Secretary General Sarah Lewis told FasterSkier in a phone interview on Monday. “FIS totally supports it and we have already expressed that anything we can provide, we will do. And it needs to be done [quickly], but carefully.”
As the 2016 special session of the Alaska Legislature comes down to the wire, it’s clear that state funding for Alaska’s two NCAA cross-country ski programs is going to be substantially reduced as part of widespread cuts to the state university system. But by exactly how much and with what effects are all still up in the air.
When news broke last week that 14 Russian cross-country skiers may have doped at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, stakeholders in the sport reacted around the globe. Some, like Canada’s then head coach Justin Wadsworth, essentially predicted that two years ago at the Games. Others, like French skier Robin Duvillard, tried not to get too caught up in it, but he might by default.
On Thursday, Beckie Scott, a Canadian Olympic gold medalist and WADA Athlete Committee chair, spoke at the WADA Executive Board meeting in Montreal and urged the agency to use its influence now. “If there cannot be a guarantee that athletes [at the Olympics] are professionally clean and not involved in doping activity, then they should not be there,” she said.
After stepping away from skiing in 2013 and shifting his focus to river guiding, Paralympic guiding, speed skating and school, Reid Pletcher is about to test himself in Season 8 of the reality TV show American Ninja Warrior. The Idaho native shares his story and how he could be the next best thing on TV.
Ever wonder what it takes to be an American Ninja Warrior? A recent conversation with former pro nordic skier Reid Pletcher revealed the answer to be a little balance, a lot of grip strength, and plenty of patience. In this workout, shoot for 100 pull-ups a day, and no, they don’t have to be all at once.
After being nominated to the U.S. Ski Team D-team, Northern Michigan University junior Ian Torchia has decided to stay in school while simultaneously accepting the nod to the country’s most-coveted training group. “One of the main reasons why I wanted this to happen is to show that you can do it while you’re in college,” Torchia explains.