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by Pat
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Can u believe?!

Dave -- have you ever tried going up to the Tug Hill Plateau area in New York? It is about an hour north of Syracuse and that area averages around 300 inches of snow every year. I make and annual pilgrimage up there and have never been skunked for lack of snow. It is about a 5 hour drive for me livi...
by Pat
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 44
Views: 4948

Re: Training philosophy

Looking for some further comments on the Concept 2 Skierg. If I can't get outside to do some double pole work (either roller ski or snow ski), I'll do my indoor workout using surgical tubing to simulate the double pole work. Works fine for the strength side of things but doesn't exactly get me gasse...
by Pat
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Olympics 2018 Pyeongchang
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Olympics 2018 Pyeongchang

Do the Olympic venues tend to have challenging courses? I watched the sprint race that was in Slovenia and thought it was a lot of fun to watch because there was a lot of uphill and some real sporty down hills with hard turns. I felt that it was more of an all around skills event than a flatter even...
by Pat
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do hobbies/sports typically have no forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: do hobbies/sports typically have no forums?

Well I'm just glad that so many of you have a lot of experience and can give good advice to many levels of folks asking questions. But I do agree that I would expect that there would be several other sites that had this type of info, and highlighted by the fact that it is mostly the same small group...
by Pat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is your stride equal on both legs?
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Is your stride equal on both legs?

Thanks Magnus for the input. I know for sure when I do balance poses while doing yoga, that one side is easier to balance than the other. I think one of the fun things I like about XC skiing is that it makes you think about technique, and generally seems to payoff when you make the corrections.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Cold to Ski?
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Too Cold to Ski?

I think my threshold varies as to whether I'm skiing when the sun is down or not. I seem to suffer less with cold hands if the sun is up, but since most of my workouts end up being early in the morning, I'd say I call the limits when it is single digits. Double digits to preserve my digits.

Pat
by Pat
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is your stride equal on both legs?
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Is your stride equal on both legs?

Question -- I've always found that my left leg is stronger and a little bit shorter than my right leg. So it always seems to me when I am skiing classic stride, that my push offs are not as strong/solid on my right side. I pay a lot of attention to my technique mostly because where I live the snow i...
by Pat
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 18
Views: 3500

Re: New racing technique

Gee -- I think it is great to see people coming up with whatever advantage that their body can give them and propel them forward. Not like they have an electric motor assist in their legs.

Pat
by Pat
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What made you start XC skiing?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: What made you start XC skiing?

I'd say what peaked my interest was when I was in high school and competing in track and field, the fact that guys like Lasse Viren and Pekka Versala where using cross country skiing as a major part of their training, got me interested. Later Greg Lemond said that it was the major part of his off se...
by Pat
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone believe this market study says US biggest?
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: anyone believe this market study says US biggest?

Two thoughts on my part: Loosely related, but I wonder if there was an affordable and usable indoor XC trainer available, that maybe more people would gravitate to buying more roller skis or the real thing. I got interested years ago because I bought a Nordic Trac, which I still have and use on a re...
by Pat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skiing yet?
Replies: 28
Views: 3228

Re: Anyone skiing yet?

We got about 4 inches of wet snow near Philadelphia on Saturday. I tried it twice but the ground temps are too high and I couldn't go anywhere. A little bit better this morning so at least I got an hour of going back and forth in a field before the sun came up.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Stride Tempo in Classic

OK -- I'll rephrase my question to mere mortals then. Lets say what does a high school level coach in Vermont teach a decent skier about diagonal stride assuming they don't have the strength to double pole across every bit of flat or slightly uphill terrain. Quick striding, longer glides etc....?? F...
by Pat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Stride Tempo in Classic

Yeah but still have the question of assuming that they are not double poling and doing diagonal stride, what the turn over rate would be. Thanks

Pat
by Pat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Stride Tempo in Classic

Howdee -- in the world of running, faster and more elite runners are going to do a leg turnover of about 180(+) strides a minute. Maybe a bit higher but not by much, and this tends to hold true from middle distance to long distance racers. So my question is for classic skiing, and assuming a flat te...
by Pat
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 18
Views: 1159

Re: Cold winter this time?

Gee that looks great -- nice wide open and white. Sure hoping for some more natural snow in the eastern Pennsylvania area this year. Neighbors look at me kind of strange when I go out in the back and try to shovel meager amounts of snow into a track that I can ski on.

Pat

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