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 July 29, 2010: Volume 11, Number 13
Athlete Self Analysis 
Athlete Self Analysis 

Place a check in the box on the right that best agrees with the statement on the left. 




Not Really


I can ski forever





I do best in 50km races





I do well on long gradual hills





I do best in 30km races





I do well with an even race pace





I can only go medium hard/fast





I do best in 15km races





I rule!





I do best in 10km races





I can go very hard/fast





I do well with a varying pace





I do best in 5km races





I do well on short, steep hills





I do best in 1-2km sprint races





I have a great sprint





Checks moving from upper left to lower right indicate strength in Endurance and a weakness in speed. Checks moving from upper right to lower left indicate strength in speed and a weakness in endurance. Checks pushed right in the middle of the graph indicate a high-end fitness weakness, such as low Vo2, lactate threshold and/or poor economy. Only testing at a qualified lab can determine where your physiological weakness in this zone lies.

You can gain some beneficial information from analyzing your performances in your five best and five worst races. See if you can find trends that might help indicate your strengths, weaknesses (area's of greatest opportunity) with regard to fitness, strategy, diet and your race and pre-race habits. Things to consider are the race distance, technique, individual or mass start, snow and weather conditions (cold/warm, soft/hard tracks), course type (hilly, flat, steep, gradual), strategy (start hard/easy, attack the hills or ski an even tempo), nutrition (general, morning of, day before), other (travel, sleep, emotional state, race size)
Swenor Roller Skis
Available in America
Due to popular demand Swenor roller skis will be available in the U.S. September 1st.
Swenor offers 12 roller ski models that make you feel you are on snow.   
CarbonFibre Swenor
Skate Elite
Skate Elite
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Swenor has been named an Official Supplier to the U.S. Ski Team and
Gold Medalist Billy Demong quickly made them his choice.
On Sept 1st you can make Swenor your choice as well.
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CXC Camp
New dates and Locations
Birkie Masters Camp

Looking for your best jump start for the upcoming season and a great vacation as well? CXC now offers a summer camp for master skiers of all abilities and levels. This camp is filled with technique group instructions, individual lessons, presentations, moderate training, evening seminars, and a lake side evening barbecue with the CXC Team Vertical Limit. Other activities include road and mountain biking, paddling, and running or hiking on the Birkie Trail. At the end of a great day of technique training, participants can enjoy the pool, spa and sauna located in the lodge. Lakewoods Resort also offers outdoor and indoor pools, a hot tub, sand beach, tennis and volleyball courts. Participants will also enjoy outstanding food through the meal plan at the Lakeside Restaurant. More info and Registration
CXC Woman's Open Technique camp
August 13 to August 15th  at Lakewoods Resort Resort, Cable, WI
CXC is pleased to introduce a summer ski clinic just for women.  This clinic will be designed for women of all ages and abilities, and will focus on making gains in the summer months for cross-country skiing.  Women-specific camps have been more and more popular in recent years, and CXC has recognized the strong membership of female participants within its base.   We're happy to offer this camp that will create an environment where quality coaching can happen!  3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Nina Gavrylyuk will lead the coaching staff for this event, and promises to be an inspiration to all who participate.
Info and Registration
Featured Article 
The National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation  (NCCSEF) promotes the development of U. S. cross-country ski racing through its support of activities that challenge and enable athletes to achieve higher competitive goals and of efforts that will lead to success in international competitions.

The not for profit organization NCCSEF is celebrating 12 years of supporting U.S. skiing. We have granted over $175,000 in NCCSEF Future Funds over this period.  In fact, we've funded every World Junior Championship team since 1997 and every J1 Scando Cup team since it was initiated in 1999. Now, as we gear up for skiing beyond 2010 there is much more work to be done and your help is needed! Find out how you can help at
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Enjoy Winter,
Andrew Gerlach
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