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Wednesday Workout: Taming Compartment Syndrome (with Video and Mini Podcast)

Wednesday Workout: Taming Compartment Syndrome (with Video and Mini Podcast)

Exertional compartment syndrome can ruin a ski season if not a career. In this Wednesday Workout, physical therapist Dave Cieslowski presents two exercises designed to tame a compartment syndrome flare-up.

Alaska NCAA Skiing Approaches Decision on Its Future

Alaska NCAA Skiing Approaches Decision on Its Future

Facing drastic cuts to Alaska’s state budget, a review team has proposed several options, some of which would end Division I college skiing at one or both of Alaska’s two NCAA schools in Anchorage and Fairbanks. “It’s scary not just for us, but it can start to be scary for the rest of the college ski teams around the country,” UAA Nordic Head Coach Andrew Kastning said.

‘Turning August Into February': Sun Valley Gold Team Spends Month in Australia

‘Turning August Into February': Sun Valley Gold Team Spends Month in Australia

When the SVSEF Gold Team found out that Falls Creek, a ski resort located in Victoria, Australia, had premium on-snow training in August, several team members said yes to the trip Down Under for a monthlong camp.

Stuber Takes Over at St. Scholastica: Program is ‘On the Verge of Something Huge’

Stuber Takes Over at St. Scholastica: Program is ‘On the Verge of Something Huge’

It was a hard decision to leave the Roaring Fork Valley, where Maria Stuber headed the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club nordic team, but the Midwest native is taking the reins at the College of St. Scholastica, and thrilled to build on the program’s young-but-strong legacy.

FS Podcast: APU’s David Norris Ready for the Next Step

FS Podcast: APU’s David Norris Ready for the Next Step

The FS podcast takes you on a mid-August jaunt to Alaska for an interview with Alaska Pacific University (APU) skier David Norris. Having won this year’s Mt. Marathon Race and ending last ski season with a slew of Super Tour victories, Norris is cautiously optimistic about his skiing prospects.

2016 USBA Rollerski Nationals Photo Gallery

2016 USBA Rollerski Nationals Photo Gallery

Photos and high-performance observations from last weekend’s 2016 US Biathlon Rollerski Nationals at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho, Vt., held in hot and muggy temperatures. “When you stopped the whole body felt like [it was going] to explode,” Bernd Eisenbichler noted.

Wednesday Workout: USBA Camp Strength Stations (and Shooting)

Wednesday Workout: USBA Camp Strength Stations (and Shooting)

With more than 100 athletes at the US Biathlon’s development camp last week in Jericho, Vt., one of the more interesting workouts of the week was an eight-station strength session. Mix human rock climbing and shooting and you’ve got plenty to keep you occupied.

Nakkertok Nordic Wins $250,000 Grand Prize, Making Snowmaking a Reality

Nakkertok Nordic Wins $250,000 Grand Prize, Making Snowmaking a Reality

What would you do with $250,000? After winning this year’s Kraft Heinz Project Play grand prize, Nakkertok Nordic plans to invest in snow machines and improving its 75 kilometers of club trails. “We were really appreciative of everyone, not just in the area, but across Canada and literally across the world who jumped onboard and gave a us a hand to make it happen,” said Sue Holloway.

Casey Smith Says Goodbye to Biathlon and Hello, Again, to the West

Casey Smith Says Goodbye to Biathlon and Hello, Again, to the West

After coming back from a devastating combination of injuries from a 2015 crash, former U.S. national team member Casey Smith realized that he was treating biathlon like a job, not like fun. He’ll re-enroll at Montana State University this fall and say goodbye to elite skiing.

Olympic Tidbits: Canada’s Whitten 7th in Cycling TT; Kristina Valjas 9th in Beach Volleyball (Updated)

Olympic Tidbits: Canada’s Whitten 7th in Cycling TT; Kristina Valjas 9th in Beach Volleyball (Updated)

Note: This Olympic roundup has been updated to include Czech skier Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová, who placed 26th in the women’s marathon at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Wednesday Workout: Head for the Hills with Trail-Running Champ Malcolm

Wednesday Workout: Head for the Hills with Trail-Running Champ Malcolm

While biting into a deep-fried, jelly-filled doughnut is not what every athlete daydreams about during interval workouts, U.S. 50-mile trail run champion Corrine Malcolm doesn’t take issue with digging deeper for dessert. Here’s a sample of one of her “tune-up” workouts before a big race.

Maine Winter Sports Center Changes Name, Broadens Mission

Maine Winter Sports Center Changes Name, Broadens Mission

For many years the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) was a staple of cultivating domestic biathlon and cross-country talent at the elite level. There’s been a name change; MWSC is now OSI, Outdoor Sport Institute, and its focus is on fostering long-term healthy living across the state.

And the Beat Goes On: Firstbeat Explained

And the Beat Goes On: Firstbeat Explained

Heart rate monitors, activity trackers, smart watches — there is a lot of technology out there at your disposal. But what can competitive athletes use to track both physiological stresses of training and activities of daily living? You’ve probably heard of Firstbeat; here’s a comprehensive look at the system and software.

IPC Suspends Russia from Rio Paralympics

IPC Suspends Russia from Rio Paralympics

As athletes continue to prepare for the upcoming Paralympics taking place exactly one month from Sunday in Rio, those sporting the white, blue and red flag of Russia will not. On Sunday, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced its decision to suspend the Russian from competition in Rio and upcoming IPC competitions.

Saint Michael’s Seeks Assistant Nordic Coach

Saint Michael’s Seeks Assistant Nordic Coach

Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., is looking for an assistant coach for the upcoming nordic season. The position is part time with flexible hours and includes a free class each semester.

Masters Makes It a Triple, Bound for Rio Paralympics in Handcycling

Masters Makes It a Triple, Bound for Rio Paralympics in Handcycling

After competing at the 2012 London Paralympics in rowing and 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic in skiing, Oksana Masters is tripling up after qualifying for the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics in handcycling. “It’s going to be a good challenge and I’m really looking forward to being able to represent the U.S. Paralympic team and to be able to represent it in more than one sport,” she said.

And the Winners Are: ‘In The Zone’ Ugly Photo Contest

And the Winners Are: ‘In The Zone’ Ugly Photo Contest

Announcing our picks for the best ugly race photo submissions! Warning: These images may provoke sympathy pains.

Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis) is Hiring

Loppet Foundation (Minneapolis) is Hiring

The Loppet Foundation in Minneapolis is looking to fill the positions of Adventure Center Director, Marketing & Communications Manager and Sponsorship Sales Manager.

Wednesday Workout: Double-Pole Work with Newell and the Norwegians

Wednesday Workout: Double-Pole Work with Newell and the Norwegians

After two weeks in Norway, U.S. Ski Team sprinter Andy Newell returned with some new ideas for double poling and a better sense of why skiing is so huge there. “Maybe the coolest part about training in Norway during the summer is not just the awesome roads and cooler weather but also to get a taste of that skiing culture,” he explained.

FS Podcast: Holly Brooks Retires, Now the Work Begins

FS Podcast: Holly Brooks Retires, Now the Work Begins

During her short time on the U.S. Ski Team, Holly Brooks made the most of it. From the magic of the relay socks to a fifth place in a 5 k World Cup skate race, she put many exclamation points on an unconventional ski racing career. In this podcast, Brooks talks retirement and her new mission to educate female athletes.