HomeCategory Workouts

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/11/Simi.1118-WW.jpg

  This post in our long-running Wednesday Workout series takes the 10,000-foot view — almost literally. The nuts and bolts of it are this: we’re posting Simi Hamilton’s training log from Monday, April, 3oth thru Saturday, June 9th. Hamilton needs no introduction to FasterSkier readers. In any case, here are Hamilton’s basics. Thirty-one-year-old sprint specialist who popped a 12th last season in Seefeld, Austria in a loaded 15-kilometer mass start freestyle. The seventeenth ranked sprinter on...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/11/Bowdoin-WW-beach-skiing.jpg

The workout this week comes from the head coach of the rising Bowdoin Ski Team, Nate Alsobrook. While it can certainly be beneficial to train at altitude or in the mountains, Alsobrook shows that the unexpected beaches of the Maine Coast can be equally well suited for preparation. This workout highlights looking outside the box to take advantage of the terrain you have access to.  In our program, we are always looking for creative ways...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/10/breathing.jpg

The following strength and performance tips come from one of our resident experts, Stuart Kremzner, MS, CSCS, FMSII, OS, RN, an exercise physiologist who has coached and raced in nordic skiing for over 20 years. Kremzner has trained/consulted with college athletic programs, elite teams, and athletes with the goal of improving athletic performance and injury prevention. When not working, he is running and skiing on the trails in New Hampshire or writing wax tips for the TOKO...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/10/Nick-Michaud-WW.jpg

This Wednesday Workout was provided by twenty-six-year-old Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) skier Nick Michaud. Bates College educated and raised plumb-line north in Fort Kent Maine, Michaud has emerged as a sprinter to watch on the SuperTour. He’s a gritty, salt-of-the-earth athlete who barely missed a nomination to the 2018 Olympic Team. Michaud offered FasterSkier a menu of options for the 30/30 workout — 30 seconds on 30 seconds off. From junior athletes to masters in M8...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/10/patterson-WW.jpg

This week’s workout comes from Caitlin Patterson, a Craftsbury Green Racing Project (CGRP) skier and 2018 Winter Olympian. We asked the 28-year-old Patterson, an accomplished mountain runner as well, about training and racing with poles while hiking or running. When and what type of terrain does she typically use them for, and what kind of workout would she recommend with poles?  *** It may come as no surprise that many of Caitlin Patterson’s dryland workouts...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/10/team-gregg-ski.jpg

This week, we’re featuring a workout from the training logs of Team Gregg. These days, husband and wife Brian and Caitlin Gregg are adjusting to life, training and bodily changes as Caitlin is pregnant with their first child (a girl), due in early February. Read the full story here. Caitlin sent us the following “trailheading” workout, in reference to starting and ending a workout with someone else, which is how they often train together. ***...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/09/WW.jpg

Today’s workout comes from Alasdair Tutt, head coach and program director at the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks/Fairbanks Cross Country (NSCF-FXC) in Fairbanks, Alaska, who recently attended a training camp with Swedish skiers (ages 15-19) at the Åre Ski Gymnasium in Järpen, Sweden. Have a workout of your own (or your club’s) that you’d like to share? Send submissions to info@fasterskier.com with the subject line “Wednesday Workout”. *** On a recent trip to Sweden for study, I was fortunate...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/09/ASC-WW.jpg

This Wednesday Workout came to us just over a week ago from Gus Johnson, nordic program director and head coach at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASC-TC) on Donner Summit in California. Have a workout of your own (or one of your club’s) that you’d like to share? Send submissions to info@fasterskier.com with the subject line “Wednesday Workout”. *** August proved to be smoke season in California for the Auburn Ski Club Training Center athletes, but...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/08/IMG_2469-e1535579595217.jpeg

Earlier this month from Aug. 2-8, nine top American junior athletes had the opportunity to participate in the largest International Junior Camp to date. In total, 146 athletes and 37 coaches from nearly 20 nations gathered in Sjusjøen, Norway, for a week of training and collaboration. The camp offered athletes the opportunity to gain confidence by training with the best junior skiers in the world against whom they will soon be competing, and to learn...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/08/rogers-WW.jpg

The following Wednesday Workout comes from Dr. Zuzana Rogers, PT, ScD, SCS, COMT, of Anchorage, Alaska. Rogers has been the go-to physical therapist for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team since 2013 and Alaska Pacific University (APU) Nordic team since 2011.  *** You are probably training hard…but is your recovery optimal? As you transition from summer to fall training and the intensity increases, you may start noticing certain tweaks that are happening to your body...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/08/SMS-WW.jpg

For this week’s workout, we feature the Stratton Mountain School T2 Team, also known as the Elite Team, out of Stratton, Vermont. The team’s full-time athletes live near the base of the alpine resort and take advantage of the following Level 3 (L3) ski-walking workout right out their front door. In an email, coach Patrick O’Brien explained why they often repeat this workout during the summer: “We can safely have a large number of people training...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/08/CGRP-running-intervals.jpg

For a mid-summer Wednesday Workout, we reached out to Craftsbury Green Racing Project head coach Pepa Miloucheva. In addition to sharing a running workout, Miloucheva told us what and who is new to the team based out of Craftsbury, Vermont. “All is good here in Craftsbury,  everyone is healthy and training is going well,” she wrote in an email in early July. The nordic team joined last month’s U.S. Ski Team (USST) training camp in...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/07/dresden-WW.png

The following Wednesday Workout was written by Dr. Øyvind B. Sandbakk, the managing director at the Centre for Elite Sports Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. (He’ll also be featured in an upcoming Nordic Nation podcast.) Beyond his work at NTNU, Sandbakk is the head of research and development at the Norwegian Olympic Sports Center (Olympiatoppen). At 37, he has established himself as one of the premier researchers studying...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/07/ww.jpg

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — This past Sunday, July 15, FasterSkier visited the U.S. women’s cross-country team in Lake Placid, where the team has been holding a dryland camp since July 11. Most all of the team’s top athletes are there — sans those that train with Alaska Pacific University (they’ll largely stick to Anchorage and nearby Eagle Glacier for summer training) — for a “semi-intensity focused” camp that will last through Friday, July 20. Their...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/07/fee-MWC-2008.jpg

(Note: The following workout was submitted to FasterSkier by ELA climbing guide) or in the Canadian Alpine Journal (CAJ v. 65 (1982), p. 24; 66 (1983), p. 98).) After a sabbatical year in 1979 in distant mountains (the Pyrenees, the Alps, Morocco, and Chile), the remainder of my Winnipeg years were focused on climbing trips: Mexico, Yosemite, the Red Rocks, the Dolomites, Ecuador, Nepal, and, most frequently, the Canadian Rockies. When I retired in 1997,...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/06/diekmann-ww.jpg

This week, FasterSkier caught up with Bozeman, Montana, native Logan Diekmann, who’s entering his junior year at the University of Utah. Diekmann, 21, is spending this summer training in Salt Lake City, taking summer classes toward a degree in mechanical engineering. Diekmann grew up in Bozeman, skiing with the Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) through elementary, middle and high school. After graduating as Bozeman High School’s valedictorian in 2015, he took a gap year with BSF....

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/06/z-roy.jpg

BEND, Oregon — Zoe Roy. OK, OK. First things first. Don’t forget the umlaut. So it’s Zoë Roy. (Zoeeeee. Not Zo.) If you don’t know Roy and you’ve been to Bend, Oregon, well then, maybe you haven’t exactly been to Bend. Roy is at once keen, kind, clever, artistic, athletic, and nine parts out of ten fun. She is an icon of fun here. But let’s cut to the chase. We cover nordic sport and...