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by MN Hoser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

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

The podcast was good. (Thanks.) I was a bit surprised at the level of knowledge that Zinn has, but I guess if he wrote a book on it, I shouldn't be surprised. He's a friend of a friend, so I may get to meet him one day.
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Elite racers and their gear
Replies: 19
Views: 2067

Re: Elite racers and their gear

Blah, I think you should send a suggestion to Rossi that they change the name of the race stock and race room, to rave stock and rave room.

:-P

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

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

It was good training, and I was in great shape, but there wasn't any: -Group training rides -Short races (15 mile mtb or 25-30 mile road) -Mt biking (all my training was on the road with a few mt bike ride just to make sure the bike worked) All that should be in the mix if you want to race hard for ...
by MN Hoser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

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

That's how it started for me, probably 15 years ago. I'd ride all summer (maybe 3000 miles) and not race. I'd hit Aug and do intervals once or twice a week, and then in Sep, I'd do a 40 mile mt bike race and kill myself...with cramps starting at about 28 miles. I used to say my heart sounded like th...
by MN Hoser
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races

It's interesting that your GP is sending you to an allergist. Do you know why the GP is thinking that direction? Did you eat anything usual? Low HR can be normal if you're tired. It takes some experience with training (with an HR monitor) to know if that seems normal, but it's not unusual if you've ...
by MN Hoser
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races

Definitely.

What was your HR during the race?
What is your normal racing HR?
How was your HR before the race and is that normal?

Was there anything unusual before the race or during the race except that you were slow?
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races

If you've followed the forum, you'll have read my whining about afib. There are lots of heart arrhythmias and I bet that quite a few could cause fainting and a high heart rate after a race. The fainting makes me think this is serious enough that you should start consulting with (most likely) a cardi...
by MN Hoser
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2138

Re: American Birkie 2018

Neuro, I looked into reports on Bjorgen, and it sounds like she had a single episode of arrhythmia. It's hard to get excited about that, but since she was the best around at the time, it was a big deal. Sundby, it sounds like he probably drove himself hard on a badly beating heart. I don't know what...
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2138

Re: American Birkie 2018

First off, it was a fantastic day for skiing. I was skiing off the back of the Top 200 wave. In fact Nicolai and I were arguing for the final position since he has an ankle injury. So we talked a bit during the first km, maybe two, then he said I better lead. Since I was alone basically the whole &q...
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2138

Re: American Birkie 2018

Maybe I should work backwards. -Might be my last Birkie. I need some engine work. -I finished the race and my wife broke out crying. Skis were great, ran a low heart rate, finished 350 places worse than any Birkie in 20 years. -30 min before the race, I took a fast acting beta blocker, checked my HR...
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters

I knew better than to log onto this site, Facebook, radio, or the local NBC affiliate. I was setting up the TV last night to watch the race, and quick blurb came through and in three words I knew the result of the race. Still, it was good to watch and a huge shot in the arm for local skiing. After 9...
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert! Women's Skiathlon
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Spoiler Alert! Women's Skiathlon

Kalla obviously has great form. She had good form at the beginning of the year too, which is interesting. I usually think that a peak is hard to hold, so she must have has some great off season training. She also had good skis. The Swedes nailed it (skis) a Sochi, and it seems they're doing it again...
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Visma Ski Classics: Toblach-Cortina
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Visma Ski Classics: Toblach-Cortina

Even skiers at the World Masters (old dudes) were double poling the course....and doing quite well.

It's a hilly course. I can't imagine doing a workout dp'ing the course. DP'ing a race...that's some serious strength.
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 69
Views: 6244

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

This reminds me of Lance Armstrong. Not one positive and they took his TdF wins. No due process.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Nordic Ski World Championships
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: Nordic Ski World Championships

My first thought when reading the OP was, "Where would you hold it?" (in the US). I heard some negative comments on Soldier Hollow this year and found this: https://utaholympiclegacy.org/soho-events/?month=2018-01 I think it's hard to find sites that have consistent snow (and probably snow...

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