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Working Hard on Getting Worse

  Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, a 2014 Olympic gold and silver medalist in Sochi, has worked hard at becoming worse. More specifically, the 24-year-old Norwegian national-team member says she’s less obsessed with perfection and more focused on the overall picture.   “I’ve gotten a lot of training advice through the years, and a lot of it […]

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Training with the Best: Barbro Kvaale

    After winning the classic sprint at the Norwegian national FIS cross-country season opener at Beitostølen on November 23, and placing a solid eighth in the 10km classic two days before, Barbro Kvaale, 22, was rewarded with a spot on the Norwegian national team for the 2014-15 World Cup opener in Finland on November […]

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Roller Ski Maintenance

    Or how about half price roller skis? With proper maintenance, your roller skis last much longer.   Most people know they should glide wax their skis after each workout in the winter. But what about your roller skis? After a long workout, it’s so easy to just dump the roller skis in the […]

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Avoiding Roller Ski Injuries

  Anyone who roller skis a lot runs the risk of developing overuse injuries. When roller skiing, you tend to pound the poles harder into the surface than you do on snow, which is hard on elbows and shoulders. This is especially true in the fall, when the pavement is colder and harder. However, there […]

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Overtime at the Office

The guys in Team United Bakeries don’t waste time. They plan to be unbeatable on the course come winter. They take advantage of long bright summer days at Sognefjellet, Norway, pushing long hours and huge workout. Hard? Yes. But they don’t complain about the office landscape.   “We definitely take advantage of the weather, and […]

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Hoffman’s Top Summer Skiing Destinations

Skiing is the best way to improve your ski technique, says Noah Hoffman, Madshus racer and a member of the US cross-country ski team. Hoffman spends his summer training chasing snow where he can find it, and shares his top destinations for off-season snow. “Technique is a huge challenge for me. It is the area […]

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Alsgaard: Age is Not a Factor

  Thomas Alsgaard has resigned as the expert commentator for the Norwegian national TV station NRK and has cut down on other commitments in order to focus more on skiing. His own skiing. But while the Madshus Marathon Team racer emphasizes that he is not aiming for a comeback, he is planning to make his […]

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Train with Laila Kveli and Jerry Ahrlin!

  Madshus Marathon Team racers Laila Kveli (NOR) and Jerry Ahrlin (SWE) invites are hosting an open workout this fall. The merited marathon couple will do a roller ski workout in Stockholm on September 5, 2013. Laila Kveli won the Vasaloppet this winter, while Jerry Ahrlin won the FIS /Swix Ski Classic marathon Koenig Ludwig […]

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Fast or slow roller ski wheels?

There are benefits and drawbacks to both fast and slow roller ski wheels. But it mostly comes down to how and where you will use your roller skis.   Larger, wider wheels are more stable, and a good choice for young and novice roller skiers. Elite skiers often pick narrower wheels with a slightly smaller […]

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Buying new roller skis?

Roller skiing is some of the most ski-specific dryland training, but to get the most ROI for your time invested and training effort, it’s important to find the right roller skis. Here’s what to look for when buying some of the most important dryland training equipment. Just as with regular skis, its important to define […]

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