Looking forward to next season: if you’re looking for the best way to improve at skiing from year to year, it is without a question getting on rollerskis, and the more you can do it, the better.
If you’re willing to purchase rollerskis, that’s the best as then you don’t have to worry about sharing; I currently have only one pair. I recommend the 940C from Jenex, it’s a combi rollerski so you can skate and classic with it.
You’ll need to buy bindings to have mounted to them as well as road ferules for your poles. BNS can help you out with mounting bindings and transitioning your poles to be ready for the road. You can buy the skis directly from Jenex as well or at BNS… they may have a sale coming up this Spring so keep an eye out.
Contact me if you’re interested in borrowing the rollerskis that I do have.
When rollerskiing, ALWAYS wear a helmet and reflective vest/clothing.
I’ll be running some Sunday nordic sessions this Summer for those interested, look for communications about those to come out through Emily and/or Nicholas closer to the time.
We just wanted to let you know about a few options for training for this summer courtesy of Boulder Nordic Sports.
Remember the old adage about Nordic: Skiers are made not on snow but in the offseason.
- Training with Bates Coach James Upham through the BNS Acceleration Project is available several times a week. Nicholas and Julia Werner and Eli Schair-Rigoletti have already started and would LOVE to have you join them. FMI: The program description (including information about James) is available HERE and the Athlete Information Form is available HERE. Feel free to contact him directly, too, at jamupham (at) gmail.com.
- For some of this training, skiers need Classic and/or Skate roller skis and poles. The great folks at BNS, Roger and Mark, are happy to help set you up with some very reasonably priced equipment.
- At a minimum, athletes should plan and keep track of their workouts. There are a number of easy ways to do this — check out THIS DESCRIPTION AND BLANK LOG and/OR THIS WORKOUT OUTLINE. If you’d like an overview of Summer Training, check out THIS BLOG. Plus keeping a training log really helps both your coaches and your performance.
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at waynfletenordic (at) gmail.com