Heidi Weng (NOR) powering her way to the finish at the final stage of 2015 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Photo: NordicFocus
Heidi Weng (NOR) powering her way to the finish at the final stage of 2015 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Photo: NordicFocus

Heidi Weng (NOR) shares a couple of her favorite fall workouts.

The 24-year-old moved into the World Cup podium last season and is chasing her first individual World Cup victory this season as well as the overall Tour de Ski podium.

To get there, Weng spends a lot of time on both long easy distance workouts as well as hard intensity sessions. Here are two of her favorite workouts for the fall:

  1. Moosehuf/bounding intervals:
    “Hard bounding intervals on steep terrain are the workouts I love to hate. I love these intervals because I know they work, and they really challenge me. But I hate them because they are so hard. My legs fill up with lactic acid from the get-go,” Weng explains.
  2. Long rollerski workouts:
    “I love going for long roller ski workouts near my parents’ house in Enebakk. There is hardly any traffic there, and the terrain is perfect for long workouts. It’s not too steep, but perfectly rolling and never boring. But it’s not too twisty and there are no really long downhills. I don’t like long downhills. At the same time, it’s impossible to do hard intensity workouts on this terrain, for the exact same reasons,” Weng explains.

    Heidi Weng left everyone far behind as she paraded into victory on the uphill race Lysebotn Opp during the 2015 Blink Summer Ski Festival. Photo: Blink
    Heidi Weng left everyone far behind as she paraded into victory on the uphill race Lysebotn Opp during the 2015 Blink Summer Ski Festival. Photo: Blink