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by skiffrace
Wed May 17, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 60
Views: 597

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

That's a good long way on one pair of skis Current V2 model, unlike one from early 2000s is sturdy and heavy. That's a good thing IMHO - if you want speed you should not be using these rollerskis. About the replacement tire, where did you find it, and did you run it for long? I bought these: https:...
by skiffrace
Wed May 17, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 60
Views: 597

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

About inflatable tyres and wheels, what's your opinion on the Jenex ones? I would rate my experience with Jenex wheels, tires and tubes at 4.5 out of 5, so overall very good. I have ~3K km on them so far, though very little recently. 1. Wheels: do the job. Most of the work is done by the front, rat...
by skiffrace
Wed May 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: New racing technique

Maybe it's more tiring like you say, but they say faster. But then double poling has replaced a lot of double pole kick striding areas from before, despite it being more tiring, showing that it's the speed of the technique which counts. This is an interesting point. The new technique may indeed be ...
by skiffrace
Mon May 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: New racing technique

pundits and trainers say Well, let's wait and see then. This technique will likely be analyzed, and most importantly MEASURED during the off season. If it is superior to the current technique, we may see a lot of competitors adopting it for the 2017/18 races, otherwise, it will be just a flash in t...
by skiffrace
Mon May 01, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: New racing technique

When you look at the original video, other skiers are doing something somewhat similar, except they don't lift the skis as much off the ground as Johannes Klaebo. Let's say track runner A is running with his usual gait, and runner B running a bit faster using the so-called "skipping" (high...
by skiffrace
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: The Holmenkollen organist
Replies: 11
Views: 266

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: 11
Views: 266

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: 36
Views: 949

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: 11
Views: 266

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: 36
Views: 949

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: 378

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: 36
Views: 949

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: 36
Views: 949

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: 36
Views: 949

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: 36
Views: 949

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...

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