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by dcpattie
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slipped disc
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Slipped disc

Happy to report that power and functionality is coming leaps and bounds, and now I can even walk on my heels which before seemed impossible. Finally had my first day at the gym too which feels like normality restored. Still have to wait another month before I'm allowed to try rollerskiing, but real...
by dcpattie
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Training philosophy

I don't think there is ONE way to train so the different philosophy's are good to think through. Before I started rowing at age 19, I was really into weightlifting. I could bench press 340lbs (154kg) but my endurance was underdeveloped. However, during my first ergometer test I was able to row 1k in...
by dcpattie
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Is there something that is slippery on grass?

What skis would be best for this? Classic obviously but waxless with fish scales?
by dcpattie
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Is there something that is slippery on grass?

what about just using Catskis?
by dcpattie
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 36
Views: 858

Re: Training philosophy

I saved a hard copy of a Bjorn Daehile interview from 1998. The executive summary is that he trained 800 hours per year - 80% long-slow-distance at 130 HR (140-150 on the uphills). His longest session are 5-hours in length. Interval training once a week from May-August; twice per week from Sep-Nov; ...
by dcpattie
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Championships Men's Relay
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: World Championships Men's Relay

I'm guessing the Freestyle (FS) course was much more difficult since the FS legs were 4-5 minutes slower.

I alway thought (over the same course) FS was significantly faster than classic?
by dcpattie
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

Amazing scenery, its all about power-to-weight ratio!
by dcpattie
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

Anyone here ever race the annual Climb to the Castle rollerski race in Wilmington, NY (Whiteface Mountain)? How did you train?

https://vimeo.com/137899759
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )
Replies: 30
Views: 4117

Re: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

Have Catskis been discontinued? The website is down.
by dcpattie
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Pole Handles Curved...Why?

Dave, can it be so that you are gripping the handles too tight and not using the hand harnesses enough? Too tight gripping can often cause carpal tunnel syndrome but I wonder if it also can have something to do with your diagnosis. Tell me what you think. I've thought of that. I do tend to hold the...
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Pole Handles Curved...Why?

I'm reviewing everything about my technique and equipment to find potential triggers that caused my elbow tendonitis (skiers elbow). I've been posing for months about what I thought was a triceps injury (http://www.xcskiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4936); however, after seeing an orthopedic MD ...
by dcpattie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

Sounds like a good excuse to be lazy for a while. As a newbie I do worry about the inherent risks associated with XC skiing but at least we are outdoors, active, and free.

aqua resistance is a good way to ease back into training.
by dcpattie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: how to make XC racing visually interesting?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: how to make XC racing visually interesting?

I think the long term goal should be increasing participation - with elevated participation you'll get more individuals watching simply because there is now a connection where there wasn't before. That is what has happened with the recent running boom (not your fathers 70's/80's boom) which is fuele...
by dcpattie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 1441

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

The entire process is broken. US doping agents only test US athletes, Russian agents only test Russians. No wonder these sports are filled with scandals - its practically baked in. Only at the Olympics and perhaps some of the big international events where you'll find a pool of international doping ...

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