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weeSKI


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Birkebeinerrennet
Date Posted: 18.38hrs on Tue 25 Feb 14

One month to go until my first XC ski race ! Having skied alpine for many years I've only had a handful of days training on snow on XC's !

The full tale of the lead up here > [null2helten.blogspot.co.uk]

Anyone else done it?
mchardski


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Re: Birkebeinerrennet
Date Posted: 10.21hrs on Thu 27 Feb 14
I've done the rittet twice. Second time I made my merketid, by 7 seconds. Did you guys make your merketid? Awseome fun. still makes me dizzy thinking about it 6 years later. I see you did that too, so you going to go for the run as well and be a Birkerbeiner? never done the ski. Did the Skarverennet though which was 'only' 40km. You can skate on that one, if you are allowed to skate on the Birker then definatley practice that, even on track skis it is possible if a good flat course and it soooo much faster. Train your arms as well, pull on a piece of rope with weights in the gym. repeat for 4 hours. Good luck!
weeSKI


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Re: Birkebeinerrennet
Date Posted: 10.44hrs on Thu 27 Feb 14

Ah cool - sadly I'd had an operation 2 weeks before the MTB event and was shooting it for a forthcoming magazine article so with all the stops didn't get the merketid - and Paul rode it on a single freewheel which cost him a lot of time !

The XC is all classic so been double poling on roller skis as training !

Will keep you posted ho wee go.
mchardski


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Re: Birkebeinerrennet
Date Posted: 11.36hrs on Thu 27 Feb 14
those roller skis are evil. used to try them on the cycle tracks around Stavanger. scary biscuits.
weeSKI


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Re: Birkebeinerrennet
Date Posted: 12.30hrs on Thu 27 Feb 14


ha ha yeah - mine are classic style ones so not bad. tricky on Blackpool prom in the wind tho !
weeSKI


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Re: Birkebeinerrennet
Date Posted: 23.12hrs on Sat 22 Mar 14


Ah the wind will it ever stop !!!

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