|The practice of using artificial substances or methods to enhance athletic performance is called doping. Athletes face enormous pressure to excel in competition. They also know that winning can not only earn them a gold medal, but earn them a lot of money and fame. more »|
|When I talk about consistency I mean an athlete should be able to perform at a level reflective of their basic ability (talent??) throughout a season and season after season. more »|
|I find that one of the most important skills in skiing is to have motivation to do training. This is a lot easier said then done though. When you are tired and feel like you can't keep moving, being able to motivate yourself can be tough. more »|
| Stefan Kuhn, of Canmore, Alta., was shining bright after sprinting to his best-ever World Cup result on a dark day at a World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland on Saturday.
Following the 1.2-kilometre track lined with floodlights, the 29-year-old battled his way into 15th-spot, and his best-ever World Cup... more »
|Training and racing in the darkness of northern Scandinavia really makes you appreciate the sunshine Canmore has to offer more »|
Think Fast (posted on Nov 26th, 2008)By: Matt Fitzgerald, Runner's WorldYes, you need to train your legs, but it's really your brain that dictates your pace. more »
|Listening to your body is a super hard skill to master, never mind actually being able to interpret what its trying to tell you. I personally found that it took a couple years and a bunch of mistakes before I felt that I kind of figured it out. more »|