Tag Archives: Training

Hunt or Be Hunted: Some Thoughts on Head Racing

from Troy Howell, Craftsbury’s Director of Sculling: It has always struck me as a curiosity that our sport evolved in such a way that most people seem to feel that 2k racing on a buoyed course with six straight lanes … Continue reading

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Dock Talk – In Praise of Slowness: To Get Faster, Slow Down!

From Noel Wanner, Craftsbury Associate Director, Head Coach Tufts Men’s Rowing. “Instant Gratification takes too long!”- Carrie Fisher “Fast is busy, controlling, aggressive, hurried, analytical, stressed, superficial, impatient, active, quantity-over-quality. Slow is the opposite: calm, careful, receptive, still, intuitive, unhurried, … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Working Towards a Relaxed Connection with Your Hands

From Carol Bower, Craftsbury Associate Director, Head Rowing Coach at Bryn Mawr College, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist. One of the most challenging technical changes to make in sculling is to let go of the tight awkward grip of the oar … Continue reading

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The Front End: Keystone of the Stroke

Note: Check out our Tech Tips Archive for content like this from past years, and subscribe to our Sculling eNewsletter to receive future editions in your inbox! By Troy Howell, Managing Director COC Sculling Camps Back around 2003, I was … Continue reading

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Technique Tips: Singletrack Running with Mindfulness

Workout from Green Racing Project skier Caitlin Patterson, who also has legit running creds – she represented the US at World Mountain Running Championships in 2017 Trail running can be a straightforward and nearly mindless workout – just lace up … Continue reading

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Craftsbury Marathon Nutrition Tips: To Carbo-Load or Not to Carbo-Load?

This is a repost of a blog that we published last year, that explores the concept of carbo-loading. However, with the Marathon coming up, it is certainly still a pertinent topic, and we hope racers find it useful in their … Continue reading

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Rollerski Safety: Share the Road

On the morning of October 23, 2017, Green Racing Project skiers Adam Martin and Ben Lustgarten were rollerskiing on the roads surrounding Craftsbury when Ben was involved in a serious crash with a pickup truck. Ben tore some muscles and … Continue reading

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Fischer Marathon Prep Workout: Muscle Factor Strength

Strength is an important part of a skier’s training. The following workout is a relatively new addition to the GRP strength-training arsenal. It’s called the “Muscle Factor Model” and it’s designed to create different stimuli in the muscles within the … Continue reading

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Fischer Marathon Prep Workout: Threshold Running/Walking with Poles

Workout from Green Racing Project and Fischer athlete Kaitlynn Miller This workout is part of our Marathon prep series presented by Fischer. We’ll be posting new workouts here every two weeks, along with other training and technique tips. The workouts … Continue reading

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Craftsbury Marathon Training Plan: The Taper

It’s Marathon Monday again, which means that we’re bringing you another race related blog, this time focused on tapering! It’s only five days from the Craftsbury Marathon, and while training is important, at this point one thing you can do … Continue reading

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