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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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Marathons: Prep your race skis before you leave

You save a lot of time and headache by preparing both your skis and your mind for the course, and several steps can be done even before departing. “Do as much as you can before you leave home,” says Jan Erik Berger, a wax tech who has worked both with the Norwegian national teams and […]

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Favorite workout: Moosehufing

Madshus cross-country racer Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, who crashed onto the World Cup last winter posting a 14th place overall in the 2011 Tour de Ski in her first season as senior, loves all kinds of workouts. But moosehufing is one of her favorite intensity workouts. Moosehuf, a variety of uphill bounding that resembles the elegant […]

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Alsgaard: How much volume?

Is it better to train a lot of hours, or fewer hours with higher intensity? This is an old debate. Thomas Alsgaard argues that the whole debate comes down to personal preference and knowing your own body. “There are several ways to the top. If you train fewer hours, you can do more intensity and […]

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