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by Pat
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 44
Views: 6336

Re: Training philosophy

Well at this point in my life I have found that doing the shorter, higher intensity works best. However -- I never do the same discipline in a row. So maybe one day it is a run, next day some dry land training, etc... Now you have a guy like Galen Rupp,the runner,cranking out 140 miles a week of run...
by Pat
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 44
Views: 6336

Re: Training philosophy

I think it also varies depending upon whether you are doing the same exercise discipline most of the time, or if you have a variety. I have found that with a variety of activities I can handle relatively intense workouts more frequently and not get rundown or hurt. I wouldn't say that if I was still...
by Pat
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Is there something that is slippery on grass?

I have wondered if you could get decent training done on old skis using them on the grass. I never have gotten an answer if people train that way. Any thoughts?

Pat
by Pat
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Combi vs Classic Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 2703

Re: Combi vs Classic Boot

Well after having to go through a few pair of the Alpina RCLs and having issues with the boot not cleanly snapping into the NNN binding, I sent them back and got the Rossi X-8 Pursuit. Really nice boot that fits great and no problems with the binding. The Nordic Skater folks were very helpful in the...
by Pat
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )
Replies: 30
Views: 8106

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

Dave -- yeah don't know. I haven't looked at it for awhile.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!

Magnus -- there is about a 2 mil delta between the two. The troublesome boot is longer and a little more rounded than the left one. I hate to go through the hassle of sending them back if I could do some adjustment. For that matter I don't want to ruin a new boot either. As always thanks for the adv...
by Pat
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!

Yep -- either ski or set of skis
by Pat
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!

I've got a question that is sort of loosely related. I recently purchased a pair of Alpina classic boots. I noticed when I clip into my NNN bindings on either set of skis that I own, that the right boot doesn't seem to set all the way in the binding -- i.e.I don't get that "click" sound. I...
by Pat
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Where do you rollerski?

No -- just went with the speed controllers. Seems like there was a mixed bag of advice on brakes and that included the folks who sold me the roller skis. I'll try to use common sense and stay out of harms way.

Pat
by Pat
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tell ya what's fun... Backyard biathlon!
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Tell ya what's fun... Backyard biathlon!

Yeah I wouldn't be too concerned with the BB guns -- now if you were throwing hand grenades that might be a different story......

Pat
by Pat
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Yeah I think the roller skis are going to work out. I've been on them three times now with mixed results. I did my normal course near where I work that is a packed dirt path, tried some long hills, and yesterday went out to a flat bike path. For me the flat bike path has worked out best. I'm getting...
by Pat
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Well -- got my roller skis delivered yesterday. Ripped them out of the box and tried them out on the living room carpet(my wife wasn't home.) Checked the balance like you suggested -- seems to be at the correct point. Used them this morning in the same area I've been using my Skikes. Seemed to work ...
by Pat
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Magnus -- if you can explain that to me. So should the balance point of the system be at the point where you clip into the binding? Thanks

Pat
by Pat
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Well -- they asked all the right questions, height, weight, boot size, etc... I think they are a very experienced supplier and so I'm making the assumption that the set-up will be accurate. They didn't ask me whether I'm a MaryAnn or Ginger fan -- but since I'm married to a MaryAnn I had better go w...
by Pat
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 7151

Re: Where do you rollerski?

They are doing the mounting and I use NNN.

Pat

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