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by skiffrace
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: The Holmenkollen organist
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: The Holmenkollen organist

How can that be when you firmly cling to the belief that Shakespeare is the true author and will not look at anything to the contrary, but dismiss it out of hand? I said "in matters I know little about I follow the opinion of established experts - Shakespearean scholars" Let a panel of ex...
by skiffrace
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: The Holmenkollen organist
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: The Holmenkollen organist

Shakespeare has been one of the most studied persons in history, his life and works analyzed in details by lots of people who spent their careers on doing so. But here, an "amateur" claims to have found something that scores of professionals missed. Really? >>Even if the shutters are compl...
by skiffrace
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

Michael - thanks for the "Fast after fifty" recommendation. I read the snippets on Amazon - it looks like a well-researched, well-documented book. I'm going to buy it. there is little penalty for extra mass when you are rowing, yes? You are on the right track. While there is some penalty f...
by skiffrace
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: The Holmenkollen organist
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: The Holmenkollen organist

There are images of Jesus or Holy Mary appearing in all kinds of unexpected places all over the world: rock formations, ice formations, light filtering through church window at mass time, cloud formations, many of others. Do you believe Divinity is their source? How about this one? http://cdn0.daily...
by skiffrace
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

7 reps is still heavy lifting. Since we are primarily endurance athletes, our bodies are more responsive to lighter weights and more reps - 12 to 15 reps being the optimum. This doesn't sound correct. Depends. If you are a dedicated racer, then more reps and lighter weights should work better. OTOH...
by skiffrace
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Is there something that is slippery on grass?

The video is interesting and fun to watch, and the comment by MN Hoser is spot-on. Grass is nice, but grass perfect enough to ski on is hard to find. I think we should rephrase the question to "what kind of equipment would work to simulate x-country skiing on a broad range of surfaces" BTW...
by skiffrace
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

neuro wrote:2 sets of 7 reps

7 reps is still heavy lifting. Since we are primarily endurance athletes, our bodies are more responsive to lighter weights and more reps - 12 to 15 reps being the optimum.
by skiffrace
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

One more over-training use case. I am all-over-the-place (map) in the last year, which means my training has not been consistent, or in other words, sometimes I train, and sometimes I don't. I spent the last 2 months in Tenerife. Prior to Tenerife, I had access to a good gym in Gdynia, where I did a...
by skiffrace
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

it seems they have changed their typical overtraining Over-training is an interesting topic. You mentioned Northug over-training this season. I know an interesting case from the world of rowing, which will also play on your interest in lower intensity work. Rowing race is 2K, and lasts ~6 to ~8 min...
by skiffrace
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

I heard Stina Nilsson's coach say she hadn't done a single speed run for months Maybe the coach is telling the truth, maybe he's not, same for the alleged training methods officially "revealed" by other top athletes. Normally I treat every run as interval training If you train 2-3x per we...
by skiffrace
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Is there something that is slippery on grass?

I suppose you could cover the bottom of the skis with teflon, and you might get some glide on grass...or maybe not. [someone, please try it at home.. go to TAP Plastics or similar store, buy a length of teflon and attach it to the bottom of old skis with ddouble-sided carpet tape...] Even if you man...
by skiffrace
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

Can anybody say that amateurs won't get the same benefit from following the same philosophy, just scaled down? Sure, but following what philosophy? The elite does long, slow distance (LSD) interspersed with some intervals. The exact proportions vary from person to person, but are not replicable. Th...
by skiffrace
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Your favorite free software?
Replies: 23
Views: 378

Re: Your favorite free software?

Maybe make a separate thread about it.

Or maybe not. This thread was initially about software, until it drifted towards paranoia.
Perhaps we should stick to sport/skiing - there is enough fake news everywhere already.
by skiffrace
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

Martin Johnsrud Sundby...Bjorn Daehli...elite nordic skiers Common mistake committed by amateurs is trying to emulate the training of top athletes with the wishful assumption "if I train like they do, I will come closer to their level of fitness". In reality, if all training done by Sundb...
by skiffrace
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 33
Views: 546

Re: Training philosophy

what's considered optimal training so surely useful for all "Optimal training" for whom, and to achieve what goals? For top athletes to compete at top level? For amateur athletes to compete? For weekend warriors to live a long and healthy life? Very different, and often with conflicting m...

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