What Does the Climate Future Hold? Research Predicts Much Shorter Ski Seasons , New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Seeks Next Executive Director , U.S. Ski & Snowboard is Hiring a Cross Country D-Team Coach for the 2022-23 Season , A Complete Person: Katharine Ogden Follows Her Own Path Toward Retirement

Athletes on course in Rumford, Maine, at 2011 U.S. nationals, which were plagued by low-snow conditions. (Photo: flyingpointroad.com) “I think if you’re a nordic skier in New England, you should definitely be alarmed.” “That’s one of the main take-homes: skiing is not going to disappear completely, but it will generally be higher [in elevation].” So…

We’re Not Invincible: More Heart Arrhythmias in Endurance Athletes (Book Review) , U.S. Ski & Snowboard is Hiring a Cross Country D-Team Coach for the 2022-23 Season , A Complete Person: Katharine Ogden Follows Her Own Path Toward Retirement , Cross Country With a Twist: NordicX Event Lights Up Anchorage 

The Haywire Heart by Lennard Zinn, Dr. John Mandrola and Chris Case, is available for purchase directly from the publisher at VeloPress, or at Amazon and other booksellers. When I heard that there was a new book coming out about heart arrhythmias in endurance athletes, I was interested. Several years ago, I read some of…

What Predicts Nordic Combined Success? Study Finds Out , Cross Country With a Twist: NordicX Event Lights Up Anchorage  , University of Alaska Fairbanks Seeks Assistant Men’s & Women’s XC Ski Coach , Glacier Nordic Club Seeks Program Director & Head Comp Team Coach

German nordic-combined stars Johannes Rydzek (c), Eric Frenzel (1) and Björn Kircheisen (8) after taking gold, silver and bronze, respectively, in the individual normal hill/10 k Gundersen at 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland. (Photo: John Lazenby/Lazenbyphoto.com) What are the physiological capacities of nordic-combined athletes and can laboratory tests predict performance capabilities on the World…

How Do You Make a Top-10 Biathlete a Medalist? Find 12 Seconds, Somewhere , Cross Country With a Twist: NordicX Event Lights Up Anchorage  , University of Alaska Fairbanks Seeks Assistant Men’s & Women’s XC Ski Coach , Glacier Nordic Club Seeks Program Director & Head Comp Team Coach

OK, so you’re not Martin Fourcade. But, given how variable performances are in biathlon, how much would you have to improve in order to be a reliable medal pick? (Photo: Glen Crawford) Biathlon is a notoriously variable sport: besides skiing, there’s the shooting aspect which can ruin a race in a matter of seconds. Sometimes…

What Weird Heart Rate Monitor Numbers Mean (or Don’t) About Arrhythmias , Cross Country With a Twist: NordicX Event Lights Up Anchorage  , University of Alaska Fairbanks Seeks Assistant Men’s & Women’s XC Ski Coach , Glacier Nordic Club Seeks Program Director & Head Comp Team Coach

Do you use a heart rate monitor for training? Has it ever given you a seemingly implausible reading? Here’s why, and whether you should worry. (Photo: Pat O’Brien) Athletes engaging in big volumes of endurance exercise are at some increased risk of heart problems – in particular, arrhythmias – compared to those who do moderate…

What Studying Twins Can Tell Us About Fostering Motivation for Exercise , Cross Country With a Twist: NordicX Event Lights Up Anchorage  , University of Alaska Fairbanks Seeks Assistant Men’s & Women’s XC Ski Coach , Glacier Nordic Club Seeks Program Director & Head Comp Team Coach

Canadian biathlete Nadia Moser on a hike up to the Old Goat Glacier with teammates Emily Dickson, Darya Sepanj, Anna Haslach, and Megan Bankes. A recent study found that the enjoyment of physical activity is more heritable in women than men. (Photo: Emily Dickson) One of the biggest public health challenges worldwide is physical inactivity.…

Wednesday Workout: Cold Weather Resource for Insiders and Outsiders , University of Alaska Fairbanks Seeks Assistant Men’s & Women’s XC Ski Coach , Glacier Nordic Club Seeks Program Director & Head Comp Team Coach , Training with APU this Summer

If you find yourself this morning in a part of the world where it’s truly cold, we feel for you. If you get outside and ski today, say in the Midwest (we’re thinking of you Duluth), the snow might be sandpaper slow, but the upside, there will be no snow melt. The trail conditions will…

Limiting Factors – A Genesis of Blood Doping (Part Two) , Testing agency says Ukrainian Olympic cross country skier tested positive for steroid, stimulant , Bolshunov has never tested positive. But the shadow of Sochi still hangs over his Olympic win. , Rollerski Safety Best Practices

More hemoglobin = more Vo2max/work capacity, so the idea of blood doping is here? The correlation between total hemoglobin mass Vo2Max and work capacity has been known and researched for decades and already in the 1940s.   This is part two of a multi-part series titled “Limiting Factors – A Genesis of Blood Doping”. It comes…

Limiting Factors – A Genesis of Blood Doping (Part Three) , Letters to My Younger Self: Murray Banks on Embracing Opportunity and Living Life to the Fullest , The City of Waterville Seeks Head Nordic Ski Coach/Program Director for Quarry Road Trails , “It’s a Good Time to be an American Ski Racer”: A Look Inside the OPA Cup Finals Trip to Sappada, ITA

This is part three of a multi-part series titled “Limiting Factors – A Genesis of Blood Doping”. It comes to FasterSkier from Sammy Izdatyev. You can read part one here, and part two here.  Sammy Izdatyev is the pen name of a Finnish sports enthusiast and unaffiliated amateur historian, who has been interested in endurance sports since…

Limiting Factors – A Genesis of Blood Doping (Part Four) , Testing agency says Ukrainian Olympic cross country skier tested positive for steroid, stimulant , Bolshunov has never tested positive. But the shadow of Sochi still hangs over his Olympic win. , Rollerski Safety Best Practices

This is part four of a multi-part series titled “Limiting Factors – A Genesis of Blood Doping”. It comes to FasterSkier from Sammy Izdatyev. You can read part one here,part two here, and part three here. Sammy Izdatyev is the pen name of a Finnish sports enthusiast and unaffiliated amateur historian, who has been interested in…