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Cross Country Skiing Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Country Skiing Training.

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9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas

You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func...  Read more

Cold Weather Workout Gear

You’ve made the commitment. You’re not going to hibernate this year just because it’s winter. But you’re cold when it’s 75 degrees and sunny! Just the thought of going outdoors right now makes you shiver. Take heart...  Read more

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  Read more

Should I wait to train for a 10k run?
Updated 10/27/2014 8:22:42 PM

I'm just a couple weeks from finishing the C25k program and I was wondering if I should wait to train for a 10k run until Spring rolls along? I'm thinking about going for it, but I want to know what everyone's opinions are. I run outside a...  Read more

Keeping my fingers crossed . . .
Updated 10/28/2014 10:51:39 AM

Hi there! I got on the scale yesterday and was disgusted with myself. Later on, I found something to pin on Pinterest and decided to follow that link--right to SparkPeople. I've been checking things out here and there, did join yesterday, and real...  Read more

Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: be
Updated 10/24/2014 12:42:17 PM

Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: beef jerky or steak stick, Think Thin high protein bar, almonds, a babybel round, box of raisins, and a bottle of water. That way I'm never in a jam....  Read more

NEW country, NEW lifestyle, NEED encouragement
Updated 10/21/2014 1:35:28 PM

Hello to the life-changers of the world! I moved to Russia (YES Russia!!!) 3 weeks ago and I will be living here until June. Everything in my life is changing. The grocery stores are incredibly different over here. My schedule is hectic and con...  Read more

Had my last free session of personal training yest
Updated 10/21/2014 10:43:30 AM

Had my last free session of personal training yesterday. Unfortunetly I cant afford to have a trainer so Im just gonna try to keep doing the stuff he showed me. Im so sore though lol, whats good to do for extremely sore leg muscles?...  Read more

Winter's In The Snowy States

In the winter it's harder to add variety to your exercise program. This winter try cross country skiing at your local state parks. Most parks will rent you the skies, boots and pools. This is a great cardio exercise and your whole family can particip...  Read more

Walk while they run

My teenage boys are doing cross country training for the high school team over the summer. While they run (a 5k), I walk for the hour they run. Gets my exercise in while I wait for them!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

10 Ways to Melt Mega Calories in Winter Weather

I dread winter weather just as much as the next guy, but this year, I made a commitment to myself that I would stick with my outdoor runs all winter (as long as it's not so cold that it's unsafe for outdoor exercise). Luckily, temperatures in...  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  Read more