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Old March 29th 15, 07:19 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default Training polarization (Stephen Seiler)

On Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:16:39 -0700 (PDT)


Thanks for posting this. I found it quite interesting. My performance
has suffered in the past couple of years, and I think I've fallen
into the black hole, particularly when I look at results of older
guys who are really kicking my arse.

I wonder if a Birkie pin will help my work career. I'd still like to
do that race.

Hi Jay,
During my annual perusal of Birkie results, I saw you were still racing
the Birkie and up there towards the top. What would a Birkie be
without you...

While the basic message of the research is not new to many x-c skiers
who pay attention to this sort of training info, there's still a lot of
resistance and outright denial to it, especially in the States. No
pain, no gain has a lot of adherents (one well known one wouldn't even
look at the video). What caught my attention above all in Seilor's talk
was that the bulk of high intensity training is being done at L4, not
L3, contrary to most of what I've heard over the years.