December 2005: Optimal Performance and Fluid Loss

FasterSkierJanuary 29, 2006

Here is the December issue of the FasterSkier Club newslettter. These articles are sent to our club subscribers each month via email. To sign up, see the end of this article.


December, 2005
Volume 2
Issue 8

The Club!
This is the eighth issue of the 2005 season’s subscription service covering in-depth, modern and interesting issues in the sport of Cross-Country skiing. The subscription service runs from May through April. If you have signed up recently and not received the first seven issues, please let us know so we can send them.

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The December 2005 issue

This month we have attached two articles:

1. To Be Able To Give It All When It Counts……

Factors of importance for optimal performance.
Summary of a lecture given at the yearly Norwegian Coaches Club meeting in Steinkjer, Norway,

2. Fluid Loss in Cross Country Skiing

“How great is the fluid loss of internationally competing elite female cross-country skiers, while training at 3000m compared to 1000m above sea level?”
Some great suggestions and reminders when training or competing at medium and high altitude.

Please feel free to provide us with comments on these articles, as well as offer suggestions for subjects you would like covered in the future.
Best regards,
Torbjorn Karlsen and John Aalberg

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