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Sept 1, 2011: Volume 12, Number 21


Best Town to Ski, Live and Work? 


Hello there,



I am a mostly self-taught classic skier who learned in Anchorage, which of course has a fantastic system of groomed (and lit!) trails. I can go skiing in the evenings after work since it's all of a 6-minute drive. So I've been able to ski frequently enough to "graduate" from beginner to decent intermediate (which I define as being able to do the Tour of Anchorage without embarrassing myself). But now I have a conundrum. It's possible we might leave Alaska at some point, and because all of my skiing has been up here, I have no idea where there are other communities in the Lower 48 with the same level of easy access.


In an extensive Internet search, I have yet to come across a community that has an equivalent in-town trail system, as well as a large enough population (Anchorage is about 300,000) to support a decent job market and at least some cultural activities.


Am I living in Utopia here, or are there other places in the U.S. where a classic skier can find true happiness?


Thanks for any info you can offer.


Sincerely, "Hooked on Good Tracks"


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No matter how little time you are able to devote to training, you should always fit in one intensity workout every week to ten days starting in the summer. Maintaining that ability and feel of going hard throughout the year is important since it can be very difficult to regain once you have lost it. This is especially true the older you get.

Remember that an intensity workout can come in almost any shape or form. It doesn't have to be something done on rollerskis or involve skiwalking or bounding for a specific amount of time with a specific amount of rest. It can be as simple as going hard for twenty minutes in the middle of an hour long run or bike ride or even trying to mow your lawn in world-record time. I (Scott Loomis) personally like doing track workouts because I feel that I am able to get a lot of out of them. I am able to fit a bunch of short intervals into a relatively small amount of time and by the end of the workout I feel pretty tired. It is also a matter of convenience since there is a track right down the street from my house.

The point here is to periodically get your heart and lungs into you go about doing this really doesn't matter all that much, especially during the summer. It's not like your cardiovascular system knows what type of training method you are doing, all it knows is that it is working hard.





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