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Johaug Breaks Other Hand in Livigno Running Fall

Johaug Breaks Other Hand in Livigno Running Fall

Therese Johaug’s summer of bad luck continues: after healing her left hand, which she broke earlier this summer, the Norwegian fell while trail running and broke her right hand. She has returned to Oslo for consultations about the extent of the injury and how she will need to adjust her training for recovery.

Soldier Hollow Seeking Assistant Coach

Soldier Hollow Seeking Assistant Coach

Team Soldier Hollow, a 150-skier club based out of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic cross-country ski venue in Midway, Utah, is seeking an assistant coach for the upcoming fall/winter season.

For Better-Feeling Marathons, Try Taking More Feeds

For Better-Feeling Marathons, Try Taking More Feeds

A recent study found that taking more frequent feeds – six over the course of a 30 k rollerski time trial – helped maintain higher and more consistent blood sugar levels and minimized gastrointestinal discomfort, even if it didn’t necessarily improve performance times. “Get to know what works best for you,” recommended researcher Ben Stocks.

Wednesday Workout: Steady State Intervals and Speed Shifts with SVSEF PG Coach Tom Smith

Wednesday Workout: Steady State Intervals and Speed Shifts with SVSEF PG Coach Tom Smith

For this week’s Wednesday Workout, FasterSkier caught up with Tom Smith, the PG coach in Sun Valley, Idaho. He shared his take on a continuous threshold workout that is highly customizable for any time of the year, and perfect for transitioning into fall training.

It’s Still Summer, So Drink Up: Beat the Heat Tips

It’s Still Summer, So Drink Up: Beat the Heat Tips

We’re officially into September, but that doesn’t mean we’re necessarily there with fall weather. As your workouts intensify in anticipation of the winter ahead, keep in mind that it’s important to stay hydrated — and the days can still reach very warm and potentially dangerous temperatures.

Ten Ways to Stop on Rollerskis

Ten Ways to Stop on Rollerskis

Alice Flanders, a CXC Team athlete based in Houghton, Mich., gives a list of responses to the age-old question rollerskiers get asked: “How do you stop on those things?”

An Insider’s Look at the 2015 Blink Festival With UVM’s Jørgen Grav

An Insider’s Look at the 2015 Blink Festival With UVM’s Jørgen Grav

At the 2015 Blink Festival, Jørgen Grav, an incoming senior at UVM, wasn’t one of the big names, but he was one of the 150 skiers selected to the high-profile event. He finished 45th in the opening hill climb, beating some of the top Norwegians. After graduating, he has his sights set on the Norwegian National Team.

The Mind Makes a Winner: An Interview with Emotional Intelligence Researcher Sylvain Laborde

Dr. Sylvain Laborde of the German Sports University is researching how to develop emotional intelligence training specifically for athletes. “They understood after the first session that they could really get something out of this,” Laborde said of working with an initially reluctant rugby team.

2015/2016 U.S. SuperTour Schedule Finalized

2015/2016 U.S. SuperTour Schedule Finalized

USSA released the final version of its SuperTour calendar for the upcoming winter of 2015/2016, with a December stop in Sun Valley, Idaho, as well as a mid-season East Coast visit to Lake Placid, N.Y., and Stowe, Vt.

Wednesday Workout: Need for Speed (and Time-Saving Gut-Busters) on the Track

Wednesday Workout: Need for Speed (and Time-Saving Gut-Busters) on the Track

We know the reason you ski is your love for variable terrain, ever-changing scenery and snow, but sometimes, you’ve just got to get a workout in. And in the summer, those feeling a lack of “me-time” might find they can work up one heck of a sweat in minimal time at a local track.

We Want You and Your Energy, Too! FS is Hiring Part-Time Reporters

We Want You and Your Energy, Too! FS is Hiring Part-Time Reporters

The FasterSkier team is looking to grow with the addition of part-time reporters, starting this fall and committing through March 2016.

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Jake Ellingson

Pros of Tomorrow Presented by Fischer: Jake Ellingson

Jake Ellingson of Mount Itasca Biathlon turned heads in Jericho last weekend when he placed second – the top American – in the senior men’s mass start. A first-year senior who is now training full time, he’s looking for big things this winter.

USST Finds More Success as Toppidrettsveka Festival Wraps Up

USST Finds More Success as Toppidrettsveka Festival Wraps Up

The Toppidrettsveka race series wrapped up yesterday with an exciting pursuit in Trondheim, Norway. While some of the USST racers fell or broke a pole or two, the team as a whole had another successful day and is leaving the camp knowing what they need to do to improve before winter.

Toppidrettsveka Day 2 Recap: Stephen and Randall Have More Strong Results for the USST

Toppidrettsveka Day 2 Recap: Stephen and Randall Have More Strong Results for the USST

The Toppidrettsveka race series continued on Friday with a 15 kilometer skiathlon. The USST had more strong results, with Liz Stephen and Kikkan Randall finishing in 6th and 7th and Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton placing in the top 30.

Two Times the Fun at Toppidrettsveka Day 1: Stephen and Hoffman Third in Hill Climb; Caldwell Fifth in Sprint

Two Times the Fun at Toppidrettsveka Day 1: Stephen and Hoffman Third in Hill Climb; Caldwell Fifth in Sprint

The Toppidrettsveka race series opened Thursday with a grueling 5.3 k uphill run, which American climbing specialists Liz Stephen and Noah Hoffman placed third in, and continued with afternoon classic rollerski sprints, where another American Sophie Caldwell made the final and placed fifth.

U.S. Ski Team Preps for Toppidrettsveka, Races Start Thursday

U.S. Ski Team Preps for Toppidrettsveka, Races Start Thursday

The U.S. Ski Team is in Aure, Norway, for their second training camp of the summer, preparing for this week’s Toppidrettsveka rollerski races. FasterSkier caught up with some of the coaches and athletes to see how they are preparing for the three-day series.

Newlywed Kershaw Jumps from Livigno Training Camp to Toppidrettsveka

Newlywed Kershaw Jumps from Livigno Training Camp to Toppidrettsveka

Fresh off of marrying his new wife Kristin Størmer Steira in northern Norway, Devon Kershaw drove to Oslo and then jetted off for a high-elevation dryland training camp in the Italian Alps with his Canadian teammates and buddies, Jesse Cockney and Alex Harvey.

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Over-Distance Double-Pole with Kikkan Randall

Wednesday Workout: Throwback Over-Distance Double-Pole with Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall is known for her speed. But even though her forte is in races under three minutes long, one of her favorite workouts from the fall of 2011 was a 50 k rollerski double-pole session.

The Perfect Balance: Norway’s Student/Pro-Athlete Astrid Jacobsen Does It All

The Perfect Balance: Norway’s Student/Pro-Athlete Astrid Jacobsen Does It All

“You will struggle, you will fall … You will feel all of the work is for nothing, but it will always turn out in the end,” Jacobsen recently told a group of 135 juniors at the International Junior Camp in Sjusjøen, Norway. One of the athletes at camp, Hailey Swirbul recounts the Norwegian National Team member’s message, with an emphasis on happiness and hard work.

Burke, Smith, and Dunklee Take Wins at Jericho Biathlon Races (with Photo Gallery)

Burke, Smith, and Dunklee Take Wins at Jericho Biathlon Races (with Photo Gallery)

With more than 80 athletes from over 25 different teams descending on Jericho, Vermont, it was an exciting weekend of rollerski biathlon competitions in the summer heat.