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Wednesday Workout: Informal On-The-Go and Recovery Food

  From the dawn of sports nutrition when PowerBars were ubiquitous to the DIY world of handcrafted nibbles for athletes on-the-go and recovering, sports nutrition has become an industry. For this Wednesday Workout, we wanted to revisit a few classic low cost and relatively simple items when it comes to nutrition. Without diving into the deep science, the basics are well agreed upon: you’ll need some protein, carbohydrates, and some ingredients to make it all palatable. We’re thinking a smidge o...
Tags: Cook, Instagram, Sport, Skiing, Roy, PPP, Jess, UVM, Kikkan Randall, Bragg, Claire Waichler, Dakota Blackhorse, Alayna Sonnesyn, Peter Minde, Zoe Roy, Lina Sutro


Wednesday Workout: What’s the Prescription for “Flooding” Legs?

Now retired from competition, Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (bib 1) skates away as he earned his second national title at the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Championships 1.5 k freestyle sprint in Houghton, Mich. You don’t need to look too closely to see Blackhorse-von Jess is a skier with flood-proof quads in the sprints. 2014 is when a relatively green Patrick O’Brien took charge of the Stratton Mountain School’s elite team, otherwise known as SMS T2. In a relatively short time, by way of juggling ath...
Tags: Resources, Training, Sport, Skiing, Flooding, Workouts, Houghton, Jack, Lactic Acid, Jess, O'Brien, Stratton Mountain School, Patrick O’Brien, Wednesday Workout, Matt Whitcomb, Dakota Blackhorse


Nordic Nation: All Criteria Considered with Grover and Kaeding

In late August, U.S. Ski Team (USST) Head Coach Chris Grover broke his own news, releasing three new sets of criteria on behalf of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the national governing body for cross-country skiing. The three separate documents discussed by Grover and linked in his blog disclosed the selection criteria for World Cup and World Cup Period 1 team selection ,  2019 World Ski Championships (WSC) in Seefeld, Austria, and the 2019/2020 national team . U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Chris...
Tags: Europe, News, Podcasts, France, Sport, United States, Skiing, Sprint, Multimedia, Fis, Quebec City, Rosie, Brooks, Dakota, Jess, USOC


Nordic Nation: The von Ballcap Episode

BEND, Oregon — In this von Ballcap episode, we sit down with newly retired pro-skier Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess in his hometown of Bend. At 32, Dakota, or “Dak” as he’s most often called, had been on the scene for over a decade. In that time, Blackhorse-von Jess won the support of his peers and fans as a skier’s skier. The man is nothing but energy and intellect wound into a 5-foot-9-inch body that ultimately became a sprinting force. Andy Newell (near) and Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess during ...
Tags: Podcasts, Interviews, Sport, Nasa, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, World Cup, Multimedia, University of Washington, Dakota, Jess, Truckee California, Falun Sweden, Andy Newell


Throwback Workout: Threshold Plus with Blackhorse-von Jess

Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (Bend Endurance Academy) racing a World Cup classic sprint in February 2013 in Davos, Switzerland. (Photo: Felgenhauer/NordicFocus) For this Wednesday Workout, we’re bringing back a speed-inducing bounding session Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess shared with us four years ago. These days, Blackhorse-von Jess, 31, is still racing out of the Bend Endurance Academy under the guidance of Ben Husaby.  Read the original workout here.  *** [circa October 2013] This edition of Wedn...
Tags: Facebook, Oregon, Sport, SIM, Skiing, Dartmouth, Workouts, Andy, Midway Utah, Davos Switzerland, Ben, Jess, BEA, U S Ski Team, Simi Hamilton, Scott Johnston


On Crazy Championships Day, University of Utah’s Bolger Wins Classic-Sprint Title

Left to right: University of Denver skier Moritz Madlener, University of Utah’s Kevin Bolger and Canada’s Jesse Cockney on top of the podium for the men’s 1.5-kilometer classic sprint on Sunday at U.S. nationals in Midway, Utah. MIDWAY, Utah — Classic sprint day at U.S. Cross Country Championships. Nothing was simple. The 9:05 a.m. start time brought a daylong chess match for athletes and wax techs. Temperatures hovered near freezing all day — the entire spectrum of precipitation seemed to fal...
Tags: Utah, News, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, North America, Morgan, Soho, Midway Utah, University of Utah, University of Denver, Flora


An Emerging Leader in the Ski World, Nelson Takes Over at BEA

Bernie Nelson (l) coaching Australian national-team skier, Alaska Pacific University member, and former Montana State University athlete Jessica Yeaton (r) at the 2015 World Championships in Falun, Sweden. (Courtesy photo) BEND, Ore. — A few things stand out while interviewing Bernadette “Bernie” Nelson, the newly hired head nordic coach at the Bend Endurance Academy (BEA): she’s intentional with her words, meticulous and grateful for the opportunities she’s been given as she develops into an ...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Yosemite, Sport, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Calgary, Nelson, Canmore, MSU, Ben, Montana State University, Bozeman, BSF


An Emerging Leader in the Ski World, Nelson Takes Over at Bend Endurance Academy

Bernie Nelson (l) coaching Australian national-team skier, Alaska Pacific University member, and former Montana State University athlete Jessica Yeaton (r) at the 2015 World Championships in Falun, Sweden. (Photo: Bernadette Nelson) A few things stand out while interviewing Bernadette Nelson, the newly hired Head Nordic Coach at the Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) in Bend, Oregon: she’s intentional with her words, meticulous, and grateful for the opportunities she’s been given as she develops int...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Yosemite, Oregon, Sport, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Calgary, Nelson, Canmore, MSU, Ben, Montana State University, Bozeman


Canmore Quotes: ‘A to Z’ with the North Americans at STC

Kikkan Randall (U.S. Ski Team) at left, bib 33, and former Canadian national team member Chandra Crawford (front, bib 32) leading the Fast and Female forerunners before the Tuesday’s classic sprint at Stage 5 of the Ski Tour Canada in Canmore, Alberta. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus) CANMORE, Alberta — Throughout the first two days of racing in Canmore at the Ski Tour Canada, FasterSkier caught up most everyone competing for the U.S. and Canada. Here is what you haven’t read — quotes from the Stag...
Tags: Interviews, Canada, Racing, World Cup, Norway, North America, Alberta, Great Britain, Canmore, Stratton, Patrick, Fischer, Emily, NDC, STC, Scott Patterson


Notes & Quotes: Post-Race with Nearly 50 North Americans at the STC

  With 49 North Americans competing at the Ski Tour Canada (26 Canadians and 23 Americans), there were a ton of tales to be told after the first two stages in Gatineau and Montreal, Quebec, respectively. FasterSkier did its best to check in with most of the North American racers. Check out some of the best of our post-race interviews from Day 1 and 2 below (and a guide to team affiliations at bottom*). For more on the top N...
Tags: General, Interviews, Canada, Racing, World Cup, Finland, Beatty, Musgrave, Jackson, Montreal, Quebec, Alberta, Vermont, Patterson, Great Britain, Elliott


Good Morning Gatineau: Ski Tour Canada Starts Today

Americans Andy Newell and Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess during official training on Monday, one day before the start of the 2016 Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. (Photo: John Lazenby/Lazenbyphoto.com) The U.S. Ski Team is ready. And we’re sure the Canadians are bursting at the seams. Are you? Over the last week, World Cup cross-country ski racers from about 25 nations descended on Ottawa, Ontario, and the Gatineau just across the river in western Quebec in anticipation of the first of eight st...
Tags: Nbc, Racing, World Cup, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Quebec City, Canmore, Ottawa Ontario, Montreal Quebec, Jess, Gatineau, Eastern Standard Time, Alex Harvey, U S Ski Team, Simi Hamilton


U.S. Ski Team Officially Names STC Team; Tour Starts Tuesday (Updated)

Jessie Diggins (center, laughing) pops some champagne as she and U.S. teammate Kikkan Randall (third from left) topped the podium in the freestyle team sprint at the 2012 World Cup in Quebec City. Germany’s Hanna Kolb and Denise Herrmann placed second (l) and Norwegians Celine Brun-Lie and Maiken Caspersen Falla finished third (r). (Note: This article has been updated to mention that Caitlin Patterson will not be competing in the Ski Tour Canada because of illness.) The U.S. will be well repres...
Tags: News, Nbc, Canada, Atlantic, Racing, World Cup, North America, Montreal, Patterson, Miller, Elliott, Quebec City, Canmore, Davos Switzerland, STC, Scott Patterson


U.S. Ski Team Officially Names STC Team; Tour Starts Tuesday

Jessie Diggins (center, laughing) pops some champagne as she and U.S. teammate Kikkan Randall (third from left) topped the podium in the freestyle team sprint at the 2012 World Cup in Quebec City. Germany’s Hanna Kolb and Denise Herrmann placed second (l) and Norwegians Celine Brun-Lie and Maiken Caspersen Falla finished third (r). The U.S. will be well represented at the Ski Tour Canada (STC) with a roster of 24 athletes, the U.S. Ski Team officially announced Sunday. The list includes World C...
Tags: News, Nbc, Atlantic, Racing, World Cup, North America, Montreal, Miller, Elliott, Quebec City, Canmore, Davos Switzerland, STC, Scott Patterson, Jess, Gatineau


Double-Pole Victory for Northug in Drammen; Hamilton Top North American in 11th

Petter Northug flexes his muscles in celebration of his win during Wednesday’s classic-sprint final at the World Cup in Drammen, Norway. He led a Norwegian sweep of the top four, with Ola Vigen Hattestad (8) in second and Eirik Brandsdal (2) in third. (Photo: Fischer/NordicFocus) It’s a modified saying, but when in Norway, ski like Norwegians do. During Wednesday’s 1.2-kilometer classic sprint in Drammen, Norway, the Norwegian men took that saying to heart. On a postcard day, with the late-a...
Tags: Europe, General, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Racing, World Cup, Results, Norway, Hamilton, Andy, Fischer, Stockholm Sweden, Harvey, Scott Patterson, Jess