Volume 13 Issue 1 : May 3, 2012
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May Day: A New Season

For most full time Nordic athletes May Day launches the start of the next year's ski season.  In parallel SkiPost begins each season in May.  The 2012 2013 season will be SkiPost's  thirteenth season of publication as we reach out to ~ 30,000 cross-country skiers each Thursday. 
Keep reaching out to us with your cross-country skiing questions by emailing us at 
We will continue to provide you information and answers to help you enjoy winter. 
This week's issue if very short but we will build content much as we build our training volume into this season.
Without skis snow is something you shovel. 
With skis snow is something you glide on. 
Wouldn't you rather glide than shovel?
Andy at SkiPost

Athlete Self Analysis

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

self analysis chart
Self Analysis Chart

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.


About SkiPost


Cross-Country skiing's community lodge. Where knowledge and stories are shared. The goal of SkiPost is to make the sport of Cross-Country skiing easier and more enjoyable for all who choose to participate. If you have questions on Cross-Country Skiing email us and visit


Enjoy Winter,

Andrew Gerlach
Director/Editor- SkiPost


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