Saturday, July 25, 2009

Strength examples for Rotations 3 & 4

Below you will find the confusing strength activities with a youtube video of someone doing the activity. I will continue to add videos to this blog post so be sure to bookmark it and come back when you need. Remember that the full list of strength activities is online at:

Step Taps

Single Foot

Zig Zag (two-feet)

Zig Zag (one-foot)


Pushup - Sprint

Squat Jumps onto or over something (Between sets do 10 bench dips)

Side Jumps (over something sideways)

Classic Box Jumps

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thank you to the annonymous donors! The UW Nordic ski team will be much better off because of your donations.

Tri it High Triathlon

Woo Hoo! What a great time!

We all had a wonderful time at the triathlon this last weekend. Kelly and Ashley completed their very first triathlon. After several years of health problems it was quite an accomplishment. Zhenya needs a little work on swimming but despite this managed to place 12th overall. Rachel & Christi both improved their time by almost 3 minutes and Becca had one of the best races ever. The highlight of the day was Joe, who managed to place 3rd, behind two professional racers!

Great fun was had by all and we're looking forward to the Tenderfoot Triathlon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Important Donation!

We have received a wonderful donation from some generous people!

Although they wish to remain anonymous we want to announce that we have received a donation if the form of safety vests for our entire team! The anonymous donors want to make sure that we are all safe as possible while we train and has donated the vests below, from LL Bean for the team.

All that is necessary now is that you purchase a helmet to attend rollerski practices. Remember we are sponsored by Rudy Project and can get high quality helmets for minimal cost. You can also buy helmets at any bike shop and many other places.

Thanks again to our donors!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Follow up to yesterday's post

Eli Brown, University of Utah Head coach, has made a great post about rollerski safety. Since it goes along with my post I thought I'd put it out there for you to read. We are serious about rollerski safety this year.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


All of you have heard of the tragedy of Willie Neal earlier this summer. We want to take this time to remind you that although there is nothing that can ensure your safety when rollerskiing there are several steps that can be taken. Key among them are to wear a helmet and a reflective vest as well as choose good times to train, good roads to train on and others.

These two things can help a great deal and will be required for anyone who wants to rollerski with our team this fall. Most of you have helmets for biking, which work great for rollerskiing. If you don't remember that we are sponsored by Rudy Project so you have access to helmets at a great deal.

Thanks to L.L. Bean all nordic skiers now have the possibility to purchase a reflective vest at cost. They are offering a wonderful training vest (usually $25) for $10! It's a wonderful opportunity to get a quality vest for a more than reasonable price. Please buy one of these vests before your return in the fall so we can all be safe on the roads.

Brooks Vest at LL Bean:

Get one!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rossignol Boot Recall!

Rossignol has recalled a bunch of it's boots sold 2007-2009. Check out this link if you have Rossignol boots, you might get a new pair!

CBC Link:
Canadian Recall Page:
Rossignol Recall Notice:

Check it out now!