Joanne Reid won eight RMISA races prior to the 2013 NCAA Championships last March, but it wasn’t until she became the 15 k champion that she finally believed her entire season wasn’t some big fluke. Now, Reid faces a choice she didn’t expect to: whether to dedicate herself to skiing or continue down an academic path.
Underscoring the importance of professional development and coaching education, the National Nordic Fund announced new requirements for coaches seeking funding for supported travel, competitive trips and summer camp efforts. Beginning in the 2013-2014 season, only coaches who have completed the USSA Level 100 certification will be eligible for NNF funds.
Jim Galanes already has a lot on his resume: nordic combined World Cup winner. Cross country skiing national champion during the “golden era.” U.S. Ski Team coach. Founder of the APU ski program. But after a few years away from the ski world, he’s excited to tackle yet another peak: stonegrinding for Edgewise Ski Service in Stowe, which already has a booming alpine business.
When the 2013 season turned into a disaster for Canadian biathlete Megan Imrie, she headed back to her parents’ ranch for a few weeks of checking the traplines, bonfires and picnics in the snow, and spending time with her horses. The chance to rejuvenate mid-winter has her ready to go for Sochi, and these days you’ll find her making the most of on-snow training with the national team.
A study published Tuesday is getting a lot of press for showing that cross-country skiers are at a higher risk of heart arrhythmias, and are more likely to have one the more Vasaloppets they complete and the faster they race them. When the data was first publicized two years ago, we asked – what are these things called arrhythmias, and why might skiers be having so many?
FasterSkier recently sat down with ultramarathon legend Scott Jurek over coffee in Boulder, Colo., to ask him about his background in skiing, his lifelong passion for running and his transition to a new phase of his career. When it comes to love of sport, his words are applicable whether you’re a runner or a skier.
The Canmore Nordic Ski Club is seeking to hire a part-time assistant coach for the Train to Train (TT) and Learn to Compete (LC) programs (14-17 year olds). The position entails attending after-school training sessions 3 days per week, assisting with coaching at training camps, and occasional support at races on some weekends
FIS announced the new World Cup calendar on Monday, and cross-country ski fans have a few changes to look forward to. The Ruka Triple serves as the season-opener in November, there are a few new venues on tap in Period I and in February all eyes will be on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Despite getting sick early last season and not making World Championships, Sylvan Ellefson is glad he began last year on the World Cup. He hopes the extra international experience will serve him well in the coming Olympic year. Ellefson doesn’t just want to make it to Sochi, either. “I want to go and have a result,” he says.