Laval University hosted Sprint Rouge et Or on Tuesday, the first event of its kind on the Quebec City campus -- under the lights at the football stadium -- with nearly 125 competitors going head-to-head in an elimination sprint.
Head coach of Rouge et Or nordic team at Laval University, Luc Germain shares part of his athletes' training plan during the holidays. "On January 1st, some of my athletes will be tired after a good celebration of the New Year, so I suggest them to come back to the basics ... and do only the first part of this super session, but if they can handle more, then the whole workout will leave them tired and happy!" he writes.
There's a skiable groomed loop in Eastern Canada, and FS contributor Stephanie Drolet drove an hour north of Quebec City to check it out. This year, Laval University opened the 1.3 k manmade track at La Forêt Montmorency a couple weeks earlier than usual and expect to keep it open into April 2014. In English and French.