Thursday, February 26, 2009

New meaning to the term "cross training"

Cory Smith, a former editor of, posted the following on that site back in August. A friend just passed it along to me. For all of you cross-country skiers and cyclocrossers out there, Cory supports both as "cross training."

Like many skiers, I try to incorporate a lot of variety into my training. Variety ensures that my training is well-rounded, and makes it more fun than doing the same thing day after day, week after week. Variety can mean new places to train, different workout formats, or trying entirely different sports.

One sport that I've recently gotten into is cyclocross. For readers unfamiliar with 'cross, imagine if you took a criterium bike race and held it on a nordic ski trail. Cross is a little bit road biking, a little bit mountain biking, a little bit cross-country running, and a little bit of madness.

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