Cross-country skiing – a training guide

Swedish title: Längdskidåkning

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction / Mind & Body

Pub date: 28-08-2012

Format: 128 pages, 195x224mm, 4+4

Cross-country skiing – a training guide

Mattias Svahn, Heidi Wold

For every year that passes, Vasaloppet (a cross-country ski race) becomes fully subscribed more and more rapidly. Vasaloppet’s winter week keeps on growing, and beats new records every year. But there is more to it than simply getting to the start line and then going for it. You need to be prepared. You need to have trained to make it a wonderful and successful experience. There is an art to skiing.

In this book, the skiing expert Mattias Svahn, a former elite cross-country World Cup skier and TV commentator, presents his view about how best to structure your training ahead of a race as long as Vasaloppet. When should you start training, how many miles – many questions are answered in the book. And how do you actually ski? After his competition career, Mattias has inspired and helped both beginners and elite skiers to achieve excellent results on his skiing courses and training camps.

In this book you will find:

Technical review of classic cross-country skiing

Training instruction

Training programmes for beginners and experts

Materials guide


Guide to cross-country ski runs

The book has superb illustrations with clear instructions, inspiration and training tips on how to achieve success in cross-country skiing.

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