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by Pat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonking in the cold
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Bonking in the cold

Dave -- well I'd say the worst I had was during the JFK 50 Miler Trail Run when I started to run out of gas with about 15 miles to go. Cold and wet too which brought the issue on quicker plus legs giving out. I can't say I really recovered after finishing until I was warm and dry for a couple hours ...
by Pat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Jay Peak, Vermont

Thanks Lew -- certainly appreciate the scoop.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Jay Peak, Vermont

Lew -- Is there one particular Nordic Center in Vermont that you would recommend to plan a ski vacation around? I usually take a trip once a year to ski other than where I live. Usually I go to the Tug Hill Plateau are in New York because they get a lot of great snow off of Lake Ontario. So if you w...
by Pat
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

Well -- staying on the subject of promoting roller skiing... Rarely a time when I am roller skiing that the people that see me doing it don't say "hey that is way cool!" I think it can be a safe sport with reasonable risk management. I use the V2XLA9848 skis with speed reducers -- I also h...
by Pat
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 764

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

Seems like a sensible article and reviews what most of us know to alternate hard easy training and not to jump into some Level 5 effort if you haven't trained to that. Certainly as I get older I pay more attention to inflammation caused by a hard training day and make sure to recover. I also think t...
by Pat
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the High Country
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Hello from the High Country

Welcome aboard -- I've vacationed in Frisco a couple of times to hike some peaks and always wanted to come back in the winter to go to the Nordic Center there. Little snow in Colorado -- sorry to hear that.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 403

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: 5635

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: 610

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: 381

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: 485

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: 539

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: 485

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: 4199

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: 753

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...

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