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2016
May
02

Cycling and Nordic Skiing: A winning combination

In the Midwest, where I grew up, all trail-oriented athletes agree there are two seasons: Birkie training and Chequemegon Fat Tire 40 training. The Birkiebeiner is a 52K Nordic ski race, the largest in North America, and the Chequemegon is a 40-mile mountain bike race on many of the same trails as t...

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2016
Mar
21

Why Your Dog Wants You to Try Skijoring

Skijoring involves skiing behind a dog that’s wearing a harness and bungee-cord lead to pull its owner. Any skis will do—skate, classic, touring—as long as the skier has intermediate skills and the pooch is healthy, willing, and over 30 pounds and one year of age. Here’s why...

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2016
Feb
16

How to Ski Faster in Only 4 Minutes

Make your Nordic skiing easier, faster, and less exhausting with this simple training idea the pros use. If you’re like most Nordic skiing enthusiasts, you aren’t on the snow training every day—you’re sitting in traffic, heading for the hills and doing your darnedest to get ...

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2015
Mar
31

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Done X-C Skiing (Yet)

It happens every spring—the weather gets warm, and we’re all dying to mix it up. Time to golf, or get the bike out, or go for a trail run. But finishing out the Nordic season right will set you up for next year’s first flakes, help you score some sweet deals, and let you have some ...

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