LatestNews Archive - October, 2001

Wednesday, October 31 Junior National Team Update: Little Cunnings of a Big King (Part 1) - By: Dasha Gaiazova
A while ago I found an article describing Gunde Swan's psychological "games" he played with virtually everyone: his competitors, reporters and even his fans. Here are some interesting short stories about Gunde Swan, which were taken from his autobiography book. These stories reveal how... [
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Tuesday, October 30 Protein and Kidney Function - By: John Berardi
The effects of a high protein diet have been debated for years. Although studies have been published showing that in individuals with unhealthy kidneys, an excessive protein intake could place undue strain on their kidneys, there is no good data to suggest that healthy individualss... [
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Tuesday, October 30 NSDT Update: The Season Begins - By: Drew Goldsack
Things are going great here in Alaska, training is going very well and it is so nice to be able to ski twice a day, every day! The snow is a bit thin, but the skiing is still very good due to the nicely maintained trails which are mostly grass in the summer, so only a small amount of snow is needed to make for great skiing. There are about 25 kilometers of groomed... [
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Friday, October 26 Phil's XC Journal #10 - By: Phil Villeneuve
I don't care what you say...but WINTER IS HERE! Ok, maybe I'm jumping the gun a bit but even though the white stuff hasn't quite made a permanent home on the ground yet, it's still cold enough for me to get in winter mode. Canmore has already had 2 weeks of solid cold weather; the mountains are permanently... [
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Thursday, October 25 XC Ottawa Update: Skiing in Ottawa - By: Tom McCarthy
So, we've started up this team that most of you have probably heard something about by now. It's called XC Ottawa, which tells you that we're skiers, and that we're from Ottawa. Ottawa? Skiing? For some people, especially those out West where the mountaintops stay white year-round, Ottawa probably seems like the worst place to ski. It's southern, it's eastern, it's flat, it's low altitude... [
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Monday, October 22 NSDT Update: First Snow - By: Shane Stevens
Most of the Senior Development Team athletes have arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska for our early snow training camp. It took everyone a little while to adjust to having skis on after a summer of roller skiing. Also, having had our glacier camp cancelled, it has been longer than... [
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Sunday, October 21 "Focus & Fun" - A Key Aspect to Dumping the Doldrums - By: Eric DeNys
With the daylight hours disappearing, the pavement becoming less penetrable to our pole tips, the cooler temperatures and god forbid the gravel truck which spreads its load conveniently across kilometres of road after that skiff of snow which has long since melted, it is quite easy... [
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Saturday, October 20 XC Ottawa Update: To Get a Job or Not? - By: Arno Turk
So, you've ski raced through high school, you've graduated from college/university with all your knowledge (and important papers) in hand and enter the work world. You automatically think - "Boy, am I ever going to train lots, now that I don't have any homework to do in the evenings". Well, think again... [
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Monday, October 15 Junior National Team Update - By: Shayla Swanson
I think that time is flying by faster than ever!! I remember thinking that I had one month to write this update. Now, here I am down to the wire as usual!! Speaking of time flying, it reminds me of my days in... [
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Friday, October 12 Under 23 Races Scheduled
Wintersport Update: There will indeed be a youth championships for cross country skiers in 2002, Val di Fiemme, Italy has been chosen as the venue... [
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Friday, October 12 NSDT Update: The Rich History of Skiing - By: Tasha Betcherman
I stumbled across some intriguing early history of cross country skiing and was very surprised at its truly incredible ancient beginnings. It gave me a bit of a better understanding of how and why cross country skiing is embedded in the cultural fabric of so many countries... [
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Thursday, October 11 Vauhti Fluor Application Cloth
It has extremely low receptivity i.e. it is not greatly affected by heat and moisture. Protects the ski base and the core (honeycomb) from the heat of the iron. Protects the waxes, especially fluorinated race waxes and pure fluor compounds, from the heat of the iron... [
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Thursday, October 11 FIS Cross Country Conference Report
The following is a report on the 2001 FIS Cross Country Conference, held October 5-7 in Fleet, England. The conference was attended by close to 50 persons from over 20 countries. The Canadian representatives were Al Maddox and myself... [
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Wednesday, October 10 Phil's XC Journal #9 - By: Phil Villeneuve
I just had a thought. Is it possible that in order to achieve that high level of success, whether it be geared towards athletics or life in general, that you need to have a few screws loose! I'm not saying all successful individuals deserve to be admitted to the loony bin (although I know that some of you might disagree) but it seems that the few that have reached the top have an excess of that gene called... [
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Tuesday, October 9 XC Ottawa Update - By: Glen McIntyre
Most cross country skiers do not have access to snow for the summer months. This has led skiers to develop effective dryland training techniques. As no perfect simulation of skiing is available a skier will generally use a range of different training techniques, each one with its own particular focus. Thus a skiers summer regimen will typically consist of running, rollerskiing, ski striding with poles and other various activities. One training technique that is not commonplace in Canada is the use of... [
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Monday, October 8 Eastern Canadian Mountain Running Championships Results - By: David Zylberberg
The majority of the XC Ottawa team participated in the Fall Rhapsody Mountain Running Race at Camp Fortune in Gatineau Park. This was a 10km race on a challenging course. Ottawa may not be in the mountains, yet there was an elevation difference of 200m over the course. In addition, the descents followed the National Mountain Bike... [
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Monday, October 8 NSDT Update: Fall Doldrums - By: Gord Jewett
Skiing is one of the hardest sports in the world, requiring over a decade of dedication to reach the highest international level. Although we train like mad all summer and race and travel constantly during the winter, fall is one of toughest times of the year for a ski racer. Our love of skiing and our common... [
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Sunday, October 7 Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy - By: John Berardi
Finding two coaches that agree on anything is a difficult endeavor. In the world of athletics, certain sports are stepped in tradition, and often this comes at the expense of science. A great example of this is how coaches train their track and field athletes... [
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Friday, October 5 The Last Dyrland Camp of the Year - By: Sara Renner
The big hours of the summer are now officially over. We have just returned from a three week high altitude camp in the posh Deer Valley, Utah. Our team did not win the lottery but we were fortunate enough to become members of the Poduim 2002 Club which is a government...[... [
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Wednesday, October 3 New Vauhti Fluor Proucts for Fall 2001
Vauhti has strengthened it's selection of both racing and recreational fluor glide and grip waxes... [
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Monday, October 1 Western Canadian Roller Ski Champs Thank You - By: Mike Cavaliere
This weekend we held the Western Canadian Roller Ski Championships and we are pleased to announce it was a great success... [
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