What to do about shoulder season and the lack of daylight after school and work? Adam Terko, head coach of the Mansfield Nordic Club, shares some ways to fit in quality (and fun) training in the dark.
EISA racing concluded this past weekend in Lake Placid, NY. These Regional Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence University, featured a festive atmosphere and challenging courses, and served as a precursor to next week's NCAA Championships, also hosted by SLU. Paddy Caldwell returned to dominant form in the men's races, while Heather Mooney and Annika Taylor continued to vie for top women's honors.
The Dartmouth Carnival was held this weekend at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. It was an excellent weekend for the University of Vermont, as their skiers topped the results of both men's and women's races on Friday and Saturday. Racing featured individual start skate and classic races held on challenging trails in great mid-winter conditions.
The UVM Carnival/Eastern Cup was held this weekend. One of the biggest events in the East, this year's event was marked by the loss of Dartmouth's Torin Tucker on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Nordic community rallied to support each other and carry on. Collegiate races were swept by Linda Danvind-Malm and Jorgen Grav, both of UVM.
In the days and weeks leading up to the Nordic events of the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, snow was hard to come by. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the local community, mostly consisting of heavy shoveling and snow-moving, the Olympic races were contested, and some of the more memorable races in the history of the sport took place. Most notable may have been Thomas Wassberg’s narrow .01 second victory over Finnish skier...