Category Archives: Tips

“Like She Said” – Chase Those Dreams

Saturday was a great day for several Red Wing Nordic skiers as they had the privilege of  visiting with Olympic skier Jessie Diggins.

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Olympic Inspiration: How to Embrace Winter Fun

by David R. Asp  Ed.D.  The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia showcase the best athletes from around the world.  As you watch these athletes perform on one of the biggest sports stages in the world, do you ever wonder … Continue reading

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Double Poling

by Dave Asp, Head Coach Red Wing Nordic The most basic cross country ski technique is the double pole.  Used often in classic skiing, the double pole is also used with the skate ski method.  Many skate ski race starts begin … Continue reading

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Cross Country Ski Clothing

Here is a great article from South Minneapolis High Schools Nordic Team blog on layering: Cross-country skiing is a highly aerobic activity that can generate a lot of body heat and more importantly moisture. Though the weather may be wet … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside – But We’re Skiing!

It’s cold out – stay in or get out there?  We all know the answer. Here are some ideas ( modified from http://proactiveoutside.wordpress.com/) to get you outside and get your training in… First, prepare your mind. You can dread the cold, or you can … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition

by Coach Rick Mollgaard, Red Wing Nordic Sports nutrition is so important because without gas in your tank, you won’t  go anywhere.  First of all, we obviously need to consume a well-balanced diet with more carbs (pasta,breads, oatmeal etc).  Athletes … Continue reading

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V-Skating Without Poles

by Dave Asp, Head Coach Red Wing Nordic I mentioned in an earlier blog that I would discuss the various skate ski methods.  In this discussion I will cover Free or V Skating with no poles.  The basic V skate starts … Continue reading

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Mental Training

by David Asp, Head Coach – Red Wing Nordic Being involved in a sport like cross country skiing means being physically active, training our muscles to be stronger and improving the biochemical process of technique and equipment. What often gets … Continue reading

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Waxing

Thanks Tom Bisel of Fit to Be Tri’d, Northfield MN for a great wax clinic If you missed this evenings wax clinic or just want to refresh your memory, here is a great video on nordic ski waxing:  http://www.skifastwax.com/fast-wax-news/videos/video-transcripts/basic-ski-waxing-instructions/ The … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Ski Bag?

Ski bag Checklist: ___ ski poles/boots/skis ___ gloves including an extra pair, hand warmers ___ hat, balaclava, optional ear muffs ___ layers: base layer, warming layer, vest, breathable jacket and windproof pants ___ wool socks including an extra pair ___ … Continue reading

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