Training and Technique (Jan/Feb. 2008)
By Steve Hindman — The fundamentals of going with gravity are pretty simple: move with both skis as they slide down that slippery slope.
Off Track (Jan/Feb. 2008)
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.
Off Track (November 2007)
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.
A Body in Motion (November 2007)
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.
Competitive Edge (November 2007)
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.
Technique and Training(October 2007)
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.
Competitive Edge (October 2007)
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.
A Body in Motion (October 2007)
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.