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This is our last 4 weeks of the "fall" base building period. Again, we are likely still in shoulder season. Our ski specificity needs to have some flexibility at this time of year. Adjust as needed to stay safe and have productive workouts.
Alayna Sonnesyn gives monthly training review
Training Period Overview / November - December
with Alayna Sonnesyn, 2019 American Birkebeiner Champion

Training Period Dates / November 11 - December 8

This month we shorten the dry-land training sessions in the hope of spending good outdoor time on real snow. Roller skiing on an icy road shoulder or bike path is not good for your body or overall health. Footwork with and without poles can be exchanged for roller skiing, and even snow skiing on the intensity days.


CXC Academy and TrainingPeaks™

CXC Academy training plans are integrated with TrainingPeaks™- the complete web, mobile and desktop solution for enabling smart and effective endurance training.

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Available to access on iPhone, Android or the web, the service will allow the following uses:

- Get daily workouts via e-mail
- Log or upload workouts from devices and mobile apps
- View workout and fitness summaries


In the Blog

Why Carbohydrate is the King for Endurance Performance

Taking on carbohydrate during exercise delivers rapid energy to the working muscles and prolongs your endurance capacity. However, the effects of the energy you receive can differ drastically depending on the type of carbohydrate you use...

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Period Eight of Training for Cross-Country Skiing

This month we also have Thanksgiving week. The month revolves around a thanksgiving training camp, and having a great week enjoying the lifestyle of a full time athlete at a training camp. If the Saturday to Saturday of a training camp does not work for you, adjust the workouts as you see fit....

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