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Can you give more detail on how to calculate training load? For example, how many minutes at Level 1 gives a load of 10? How many Level 3 intervals to get a load of 6? Intensity is commonly measured by perceived exertion. Perceived exertion is often scaled from 1 to 10, 4 to 20, etc. A [...]

The Ironwood camp is rapidly approaching and I am excited to train with the team again but I also greatly enjoy training by myself.  In order to be a successful skier I think you need to like training alone in the forest or on a quiet stretch of road.  I think the hardest part is [...]

The Ironwood camp is rapidly approaching and I am excited to train with the team again but I also greatly enjoy training by myself.  In order to be a successful skier I think you need to like training alone in the forest or on a quiet stretch of road.  I think the hardest part is [...]

Every once in a while, we CXC skiers step out of our position of athletes and assume the role of coach.  This week has been filled almost entirely with coaching, and I’m gaining a new respect for the hard work that coaches put in on a day-to-day basis! I started the week with a clinic for [...]

By: Bryan Cook There was an unofficial CXC Team Vertical Limit training camp held in Crested Butte, CO over this past weekend.  The players were myself, Maria Stuber, and Gus Kaeding.  However, it was not just  a training camp, but it was also my best-friend’s wedding.  Our former NMU Ski Team teammates James Letson and Kelly Ahern were married at [...]

I was recently told by a not-to-be-named figure in the Hayward ski community that it is important for all high-level athletes to go through at least one serious injury.  This person said that facing this type of challenge increases an athlete’s mental toughness, appreciation of physical health, and desire to train and compete.  That may be true, I haven’t made [...]

fter an awesome camp in Hayward, I am back in Marquette for a week and a half. I was satisfyingly tired after our speed block so I was happy to see a recovery week upcoming. As much as I wanted to put my feet up on Monday and watch Lance dominate the tour, [...]

Get Your Nordic On! Clinic Recap Minocqua, WI July 23, 2009 On Thursday afternoon, July 23, CXC Elite Team skiers Brian Gregg and Garrott Kuzzy led an American Birkebeiner Get Your Nordic On! technique clinic at the new Premier Physical Medicine facility in Woodruff, WI.  The skate technique clinic was attended by skiers and coaches from the [...]

This past week I was in Hayward for an intensity block of training with the CXC team.  For me, the week involved 9 hard workouts over the course of 5 days… 3 VO2max workouts, 2 time trials, 3 strength workouts and a threshold session.  I am a little tired to say the least.  Luckily I [...]

By Maria Stuber Today concludes the CXC Elite team’s second training camp of the year. Bryan, Gus and I drove back to Marquette, MI this afternoon and we are sitting at a friend’s house watching the end of today’s Tour stage and enjoying some burritos. It is always great to be home after a [...]

                      July 16, 2009 The CXC Elite athletes are in the midst of a short intensity block.  The goal is to turn the screws a bit tighter on homeostasis and try to elevate the athletes’ individual intensity paces after a bout of post camp recovery.  I don’t recommend this for all, but every once in a while [...]

     Well it’s the start of the second week of the REG/Elite camp here in Hayward, and it’s been going great so far! It was a ton of fun to have Matt Whitcomb and the younger skiers here for the first week. Because Matt was here and also all of the coaches (both Junior and [...]

     Well it’s the start of the second week of the REG/Elite camp here in Hayward, and it’s been going great so far! It was a ton of fun to have Matt Whitcomb and the younger skiers here for the first week. Because Matt was here and also all of the coaches (both Junior and [...]