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Feeling Lethargic? Check Your Carb and Fiber Intake

Feeling Lethargic? Check Your Carb and Fiber Intake

A study of competitive female endurance athletes in Denmark showed surprising patterns in diet among those with low energy availability and skipped periods: too much fiber, and not enough carbohydrates. That enables better recommendations for athletes looking to get healthy while not gaining weight.

Wednesday Workout: The Triple ‘S’ (Skate Sprint Simulation) with the International Junior Camp

Wednesday Workout: The Triple ‘S’ (Skate Sprint Simulation) with the International Junior Camp

For this week’s workout, one of nine American skiers invited to the International Junior Camp in Norway shares the training session they did Monday: a competitive skate-sprint simulation on a 1.5 k loop.

More Than 40 Skiers ‘Align’ at First Camp of Its Kind in Canmore

More Than 40 Skiers ‘Align’ at First Camp of Its Kind in Canmore

What do you get when you bring a couple dozen of Canada’s best up-and-coming and veteran skiers together to train? National-team head coach Justin Wadsworth explains, and reflects on how the first-ever Alignment camp went.

Event Director Needed for 2016 Equinox Ski Challenge

Event Director Needed for 2016 Equinox Ski Challenge

The Equinox Ski Challenge in West Yellowstone, Mont., is seeking an event director for its 2016 nordic event.

USSA Names Lazzaroni New Nordic Domestic Program Director

USSA Names Lazzaroni New Nordic Domestic Program Director

On Thursday, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced it named Robert Lazzaroni, a former Rossignol nordic division manager who most recently managed the Utah Olympic Park nordic programs, as its new nordic domestic program director.

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center Seeks Full-Time Groomer

Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center Seeks Full-Time Groomer

The Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center is seeking a full time groomer for the 2015/16 season.

Wednesday Workout: Threshold/VO2 Max with National NoCo Champ Bryan Fletcher

Wednesday Workout: Threshold/VO2 Max with National NoCo Champ Bryan Fletcher

Reigning two-time U.S. national nordic-combined champion Bryan Fletcher shares a cycling workout (which can also be done skiing or running) that he recommends doing once a month. “It works on both your VO2 max zone and Threshold zone,” he explains. “Or Level 3/4 zone depending on what system you use.”

MBSEF Seeking Assistant Coach

MBSEF Seeking Assistant Coach

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation is seeking an Assistant Nordic Coach to lead, motivate, educate and provide direction to athletes/members of the MBSEF Nordic program and assist the Nordic Director in all facets of the Nordic Program.

Domracheva to Skip Entire 2016 Biathlon Season Due to Mononucleosis

Domracheva to Skip Entire 2016 Biathlon Season Due to Mononucleosis

After struggling with mononucleosis for weeks, Darya Domracheva of Belarus, last season’s World Cup Total Score winner and a triple gold medalist at the 2014 Olympics, has given up on the 2015-2016 season.

USST Makes Up for Lost Snow Time in New Zealand; Next Up: Norway

USST Makes Up for Lost Snow Time in New Zealand; Next Up: Norway

For its first on-snow camp of the summer, the U.S. Ski Team traveled to New Zealand to train at the Snow Farm in Wanaka. With a full 15 days of skiing, the team was able to make some mid-summer improvements to technique while logging some serious distance on skis.

IOC Membership and Regulations Combined to Reliably Hand Beijing 2022 Games

IOC Membership and Regulations Combined to Reliably Hand Beijing 2022 Games

Just 2 percent of IOC members come from a snow sports background, and one of those two – biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen – skipped the vote for who should host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Between this imbalance and the fact that IOC members are no longer allowed to visit bid cities, the financial might and huge consumer market of China won out over other factors in the decision-making process.

Blink Wrap-Up: Crawford Tops Biathlon Finale, Northug Happy with Fitness, Video, & More

Blink Wrap-Up: Crawford Tops Biathlon Finale, Northug Happy with Fitness, Video, & More

Rosanna Crawford was aggressive on her final lap around a rain-soaked Norwegian city loop, taking top honors in the biathlon sprint. Four other North Americans also made the finale, while Barbro Kvåle and Calle Halfvarsson won the cross-country sprints. Plus, video of the whole festival.

Casting a Wider Net: ‘International Biathlon Team’ Shares Shooting Tactics in Sirdal

Casting a Wider Net: ‘International Biathlon Team’ Shares Shooting Tactics in Sirdal

It all started two years ago when Biathlon Canada’s head coach Matthias Ahrens struck up a conversation with a highland cow farmer. This month, Ahrens and Norwegian shooting coach Joar Himle led an international camp with athletes from Canada, Russia, Finland, Norway, and the U.S.

Beijing Wins Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing Wins Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

42 votes were needed to win hosting privileges for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing received 44 to win out over Almaty, Kazakhstan, and become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics.

Weng Crushes Blink Hill Climb, Makarainen Second; Dunklee 15th

Weng Crushes Blink Hill Climb, Makarainen Second; Dunklee 15th

Heidi Weng climbed away from the crowd in Lysebotn, Norway, today, to take the win in the opening race of the Blink Festival by more than 30 seconds over Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen. Susan Dunklee finished 15th, the top North American.

Heikkinen, Primed for Three More Years, Tops Legkov in Blink Climb (Updated)

Heikkinen, Primed for Three More Years, Tops Legkov in Blink Climb (Updated)

Matti Heikkinen wasn’t sure last fall if he still had what it took – but then his home country won the bid for 2017 World Championships, and decided to rebuild from the base up. Meanwhile, biathlete Tarjei Bø beat all of Norway’s cross-country skiers to finish fourth: “It’s obviously very fun… but I was supposed to have been on the podium!”

First Month on the Job, Amie Smith on Being NENSA’s New High-Performance Director

First Month on the Job, Amie Smith on Being NENSA’s New High-Performance Director

NENSA recently gave its competitive-programs-director position a makeover in creating the new role of high-performance director and hiring Amie Smith, a Cambridge Sports Union volunteer, for the job.

Putney School Seeks Head Nordic Coach

Putney School Seeks Head Nordic Coach

The Putney School in Vermont is looking to hire a head nordic coach to run its competitive ski program this winter.

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.