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“Give a Man a Fish and Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish and Feed Him for a Life Time.”   The common metric for the amount of cross-country ski training done in a year is the total number of hours spent training in the different intensity zones. One of the more vicious hazards of becoming pre-occupied with hours put in is missing or ignoring the hours NOT put in. These are...

It’s that time of year again! Snow is falling, trails are open and groomed, and it’s time to toss the rollerskis in the basement. There are a couple of reasons why rollerskis are great for cross training; they allow you to develop your ski muscles, work on balance, develop arm strength you can’t get while running … and they are the closest thing to actual skiing when you aren’t fortunate enough to live on a...

Today FasterSkier launched a new blog featuring training tips from high-level coaches around the country. Check it out at info@fasterskier.com. To start out, we’re offering three sets of tips from some college coaches. First, Middlebury College’s Andrew Gardner writes about setting goals for summer training. http://blogs.fasterskier.com/trainingtips/2009/07/16/eli-browns-tips-for-rollerski-safety/#more-19 And Tracey Cote, Colby College’s head coach, offers some general strategies to make summer training more effective and enjoyable.