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Liz Stephen destroyed the women’s field this weekend in the annual Climb to the Castle rollerski race. The margin, just over 5 minutes in a race that took the leaders between 40-45 minutes is certainly impressive. But I think that margin doesn’t provide much useful information. Time trials that are most useful as gauges of [...] Related posts:

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  3. Climb To The Castle – Women

We've been back from Italy for a week now, and we're settling into a routine that will carry us all the way through to November's trip to West Yellowstone. This is arguably our most focused block of the year academically and athletically: we have an op...

We've been back from Italy for a week now, and we're settling into a routine that will carry us all the way through to November's trip to West Yellowstone. This is arguably our most focused block of the year academically and athletically: we have an op...

We've been back from Italy for a week now, and we're settling into a routine that will carry us all the way through to November's trip to West Yellowstone. This is arguably our most focused block of the year academically and athletically: we have an op...

We've been back from Italy for a week now, and we're settling into a routine that will carry us all the way through to November's trip to West Yellowstone. This is arguably our most focused block of the year academically and athletically: we have an op...

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Despite a post-Olympic emotional rollercoaster, Canadian biathlete Zina Kocher has a bright outlook on the future. The Olympics for Kocher were both “awesome and terrible.” Her objective was to podium at the 2010 Games, but Kocher fell far short of her goal with a 65th position in the 7.5 k sprint, and 72nd in the 15 k individual. She praised the facilities, the support she received, and the volunteers at the Games, as well as family and...

Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen finished second in the 2008 overall World Cup standings, and has three career World Cup victories.  She won a gold medal in the classic sprint at the 2007 World Championships. OSLO, NORWAY – Roller ski training can be a lot of different things to different people, but here is some of the information I have, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen writes on her blog. I do a fair amount of roller skiing, but I...

Askim, NORWAY – Kikkan Randall (USST) beat both Norway’s sprint stars Guro Strøm Solli and Ella Gjømle Berg in the Norwegian roller ski cup opener Saturday. The opener event consisted of a 200-meter sprint qualifier and city criterium finals heat in the morning, followed by an 1130-meter uphill time trial qualifier and final heats in the afternoon. Randall beat Strøm Solli by 0.3 seconds in the 200-meter qualifier, and then again with a solid 27.3...

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In Andy Newell’s video update from the USST Bend camp, there was one thing stuck out as he recapped everything that they had been doing. The one thing that was more prevalent than anything else in the video was technique. In every clip a skier was doing a different work out, but Andy always mentioned their technique and what they were working on whether it was weight transfer, leg drive or any of the million...

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In the wake of the tragic death of Willie Neal earlier this summer, there has been quite a bit of discussion of roller ski safety.  Long-time New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) board member and LL Bean CMO Steve Fuller spearheaded a project to bring a low-cost, highly functional reflective vest to market.  The purpose of this vest is to provide a “no-excuses” option for high visibility training clothing.  Even cheap reflective vests usually cost...

Reader Tim Kelley alerted FasterSkier to an issue with street sweeping in Anchorage.  How does this relate to cross-country skiing?  If you have ever roller skied through a winter’s worth of sand on the shoulder, you know how big a deal this is.  Sandy shoulders can make roller skiing (as well as biking) more dangerous, especially in high use areas like Anchorage. An aticle and opinon piece in the Anchorage Daily News details the issue....