Transitioning from Skimo to Summer Training


Spring arrives at different time in different years. Some of us finish the last race of the season in February or March and are ready to hang up the … [Read more...]

Using Heat Training to Improve Performance


What is Hyperthermic Training? We are all well aware of the negative effects that heat can have on race performance. Body temperature is one of many … [Read more...]

How to make a ski hook for rapid backpack skis attachment?

These add up to 18 cm for one end, so 36 cm in total. I went with 4 cm extra to account for the curves and curls. It worked perfectly.

A recent conversation with a SkinTrack follower on Twitter prompted me to write this DIY/How To article. Over the years, I have owned couple of skimo … [Read more...]

Hydration & Overhydration in Endurance Sports: Book Review of Waterlogged by Tim Noakes


Waterlogged book overview: Usual full price: around $25.00 USD Pages: over 400 Pros: lots of details, very useful, fairly easy to understand, … [Read more...]

Getting ready for the Power of Four: Only 2 weeks to go!


Our occasional contributor and skimo racing enthusiast Jeremy Rietmann shares his way of preparing for the Power of Four while holding a full-time … [Read more...]

Podcast Interview with Melanie Bernier: Lots of tips from her training for skimo racing, gear, nutrition…


This is the first ever episode of podcast! It's not fully podcast-like in a sense that you can download it (will come later) but you can … [Read more...]

How to structure your day-to-day skimo training? Sharing personal experience and tips


In this post, I am going to share with you my experiences on structuring day-to-day training. From those you should be able to pick up some tips that … [Read more...]

Guide to Overtraining for Mountain Athletes: What it is, Symptoms, Causes, Effects, Treatment, and Prevention


As highly enthusiastic mountain athletes there are many times we overextend our bodies to either achieve our goals or to simply have more fun. This … [Read more...]

Why you don’t need new very light gear right away, and my skimo gear progress


In recent months I have received couple of questions about my ski mountaineering racing gear, specifically, how I lightened up over the years. To give … [Read more...]

On Skimo Racing Summer Training: Interview with Adam Campbell, professional mountain runner


Last summer, I published two articles on summer training for skimo racing. One was about a general approach to summer skimo training – "Bread and … [Read more...]

Measuring skimo racing success: Focus on small goals rather than results


Obviously, when we race we care about results. By results, I mean our name's location on a sheet of paper which determines our state of satisfaction … [Read more...]

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Skimo Racing


Uphill tips: Relax your shoulders, neck and face… or as much muscles as you can. Save your energy. Experiment with variety of strides on … [Read more...]