How to Start Running After a Skimo Season Without Getting Injured

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Although the ski season is not fully finished yet, we are all thinking about summer activities more and more with every sunrise. A year ago we … [Read more...]

Skimo World Cup Sprint: Video Transition Technique Analysis

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Sprint races are not really my forte when it comes to skimo racing. However, they are incredibly spectator friendly (good for the sport) and allow … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Location Series – Calgary Olympic Park – Alberta, Canada

Kylee racing in big sky country at COP.

The idea of this series is to highlight a local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Locations Series: Peak 10 – Breckenridge, CO

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The idea of this series is to highlight a local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Locations Series: Diamond Head Trail – Squamish BC

BC's South Coast and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The Diamond Head Trail is accessed from Squamish.

The idea of this series is to highlight a local skimo training zones. Not the big, rad lines in the backcountry that you go to for huge missions, but … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Series: How to Transition to On-Snow Training

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Summer is firmly in the rear view mirror and the days are starting crisp and dark. Snow is flying in the mountains and, depending on where you live, … [Read more...]

Skimo Training Series: Training tips for September-October

Eric Carter and Melanie Bernier getting in some early "skinning" mileage.

September marks change of seasons in North America and Europe. One minute you are suffering through the heat of summer then the next it is end of the … [Read more...]

Copying Kilian Jornet is Likely Not Ideal for Our Performance and Health

If we can think of Performance (personal goals) and Health as consequences of the four factors in blue then we can see that health is more important than performance in the long run because it directly affects many aspects of the whole training process. (But pretty much everything is linked together whether directly or indirectly.)

This article is not only for mature and young athletes but for their parents as well. Without a doubt, Kilian Jornet has been the most influential … [Read more...]

Transitioning from Skimo to Summer Training

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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

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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

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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...]