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Lake Placid 07 Update #2

Tue, Oct 16, 2007 - By Pete Vordenberg,

The essential steps: set an overall goal, find ways of measuring progress, concentrate on what you are doing, develop the skills necessary to take advantage of the opportunities available, AND keep raising the stakes.

Technique Video

Generate Power from the Weak Side doing V2 Alternate

Mon, Oct 15, 2007 - By Mike Muha

V2-Alternate, also called the two-skate, is essentially doing a doublepole on every second skate push. Done right, the leg push is equal on both sides. But are you doing it right?


Rollerski photos from Saturday's Sten Fjeldheim Camp

Wed, Oct 10, 2007 - By Mike Muha

Here's more photos from Saturday ski clinic sponsored by the Grand Rapdis Nordic Ski Team sponsored. Northern Michigan University coaches Sten Fjeldhiem and Jenny Ryan work with skiers on skating technique on rollerskis.

Kris Freeman

Feeling Lazy

Wed, Oct 10, 2007 - By Zach Caldwell

For the last couple of days Kris has reported feeling "lazy". This is one of those words. Kris isnít lazy, and he knows heís not lazy. Feeling "lazy" means that his body is ready to go. This is good.

Sten Fjeldheim: Do the Dirty Johnson!

Tue, Oct 9, 2007 - By Mike Muha

The "Dirty johnson" allegedly earned it's name when Andrew Johnson demonstrated it to a group of skiers and coaches.


GRNST Sten Fjeldheim Clinic, Saturday Morning photos

Mon, Oct 8, 2007 - By Mike Muha

Here's some photos from the Saturday morning dryland session at the Grand Rapdis Nordic Ski Team sponsored cross country ski clinic with Northern Michigan University coaches Sten Fjeldhiem and Jenny Ryan.

Kris Freeman

Good Indications from Lake Placid

Mon, Oct 8, 2007 - By Zach Caldwell

Kris has been in Lake Placid with the rest of the National Team, and a bunch of others, for the past couple of days. Friday was a very easy day of training, just about an hour of skating, easy. Today Kris did his first session with the sprinters...

Kris Freeman

Unsatisfactory Test

Fri, Oct 5, 2007 - By Zach Caldwell

Kris ran 21:13 on Sunapee today - 31 seconds off his best time, and about 45 seconds off what we were hoping to see. This is bad news, but it provide some valuable context and and emphasis to what we saw in the last block.

Lake Placid Camp 07 - update #1

Thu, Oct 4, 2007 - By Pete Vordenberg,

Nat. Coaches Conf. Lake Placid Camp. 2 Questions. Question 1. We only have X amount of time to train? Question 2. How high are the elbows in double poling and V2 skiing?

Where have we been?

Thu, Oct 4, 2007 - By Pete Vordenberg,

Getting hitched!


CXC Team Hits the Porkies in the UP

Tue, Oct 2, 2007 - By CXC Skiing

CXC Team trained a week in the Porcupine Mountains of Upper Peninsula, Michigan, and a week at home in Hayward in September.

Kris Freeman

Another Block Down

Mon, Oct 1, 2007 - By Zach Caldwell

Today marked the end of Krisís 6th training block of the year. These are all roughly three week blocks followed by a week of recovery, although the exact number of days in each training and recovery block varies according to the specifics of the schedule.

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