Category Archives: Summer Training (off snow)

Mixing it up

Running is my normal go-to activity for fitness but I’ve hurt so my foot so I have had  to limit how much running I can do. I’d already done a strength and Pilates session this week so I thought I … Continue reading

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Finding time to train as a Master

One of the hardest things about being a Master is finding the time to train, while still being a dad, going to work etc. You do need to be clever and plan carefully. A few things I do: When I … Continue reading

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Breaking old habits

I did an Autumn Camp last weekend which was wonderful. One of the things I found out was that I have a major flaw in my roller skiing. In one respect it’s very hard to hear that you have a … Continue reading

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Skike vs Rollerskis

Rollerskis and Skikes simulate the actions of cross country or Nordic skiing but which is better? Continue reading

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Training update (Autumn)

It was good to see quite a few roller skiers at Lane Cove today. Most of them I don’t know which shows that the sport is much deeper than my group. I’m still getting the hang of my new roller … Continue reading

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Getting used to RollerSkis (ouch!)

I went to one of my favourite locations for roller skiing today, Lane Cove National Park. I haven’t had my new roller skis for long and compared to my Skikes they are harder to balance on. This is particularly the … Continue reading

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New Rollerskis

I’ve bought a pair of rollerskis. As much as I love my Skikes I’ve been told by a coach to get some roller skis. Roller skis are harder to balance on and so this should help my technique for when … Continue reading

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Training as a Master (over 40 years old)

Training and competing when you are over 40 has its challenges but it didn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sport of your choice and be injury free. The first thing you need to do is train smart and above all avoid injury. … Continue reading

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Summer Biathlon training camp – Sydney

I had a really great weekend of training. We had two coaches up from Victoria where they have a very active Biathlon community. I tend to be fairly self-sufficient when it comes to my training but it is good to … Continue reading

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