Columns

January/February 2008

Training and Technique

By Steve Hindman — The fundamentals of going with gravity are pretty simple: move with both skis as they slide down that slippery slope. Read more . . .

Off Track

By Jimmy Vanden Brook — Anyone who drools, as my old Latin professor would say, has heard of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, energy consumption and global warming.

November 2007

Off Track

By Jimmy Vanden Brook — The omnivore's real dilemma: eat to ski or ski to eat? Middle of the pack, middle American boomers like me remember a childhood when food was primarily fuel. Read more . . .

A Body in Motion

By Stacie Lynn Grossfeld, M.D. — When I first start my workout the heel of my left foot hurts. It is a sharp stabbing pain that tends to get less painful as I warm up. Readers may be able to relate to this classic case of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the soft tissue that attaches to the heel bone. Read more . . .

Competitive Edge

By J.D. Dowling — One of the many wonderful things about cross country ski competition is how removed our sport has remained from so many of the world’s problems. Read more . . .

October 2007

Training and Technique

By Steve Hindman — As gas approaches $4 per gallon, I’m going farther with less by paying attention to how and when I push on the gas. Once I get to the trailhead, I’ve discovered I can also go farther (or faster) with less effort on skis if I push less and glide more. Read more . . .

Competitive Edge

By J.D. Downing — A recap of last year's international cross country ski competition: redemption for Finland's Virpi Kuitunen and transition time for Canada's women's team. Read more . . .

A Body in Motion

By Stacie Grossfeld — Knee pain afflicts a skier while hill bounding and classic skiing, yet there has been no trauma. What is the source of the pain? Our new columnist, practicing orthopaedist Stacie Grossfeld, provides some clues. Read more . . .