How to Get Started with XC Skiing – Jenn Jackson

Jenn Jackson joins us today to talk about transitioning from summer sports to cross-country skiing and cross-training in general. This is a great episode if you have to deal with some inclement weather or you are looking for some new ways to stay active!
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Question for Today’s Podcast:

How are you? I hope all is well. Love the podcast, and thought you may have an answer for my question.
My CX season is winding down and I am already looking forward to skate skiing. What can I do to help with the transition to my winter sport? I was thinking trail running with/without poles and some upper body strength training. I was then thinking about the connective tissues and stretching may be a better place to start.
Thanks for any direction you can provide.
B.
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Jenn’s Suggested Links

youtu.be/LwU58kh5anw – striding, identifies some key angles
youtu.be/LzlGkpAL5ec – a compilation of walking and striding with some slow-mo. Lisa used to be one of the high-performance coordinators for CCC, her account has lots of videos of on snow stuff too.
https://instagram.com/p/Bo8v-gzg3Rm/ – Hill intervals w. Skiis on while on grass!

Past Episodes with relevance to Skiing

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Mountain Running & Big Air Skiing – Julian Carr

Widely recognized for the biggest airs in skiing, Julian Carr has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, developing a reputation not only for big airs, but for all around skiing. He’s received a ‘Photo of the Year’ award from Powder Magazine, won the prestigious Sickbird Award on the Freeskiing World Tour, and he holds two world records in cliff height. Julian serves as an ambassador for Protect Our Winters ( POW ) as well as The Climate Reality Project, and he’s the founder of Discrete Clothing. Most recently, Julian founded a mountain running series, the Cirque Series, which is in its third season.

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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

 

how did you start the transition to MTN running? and why add to an already crazy ski career?!

what you wish you’d known for your first race?

Why start the Cirque Series

Help! Downhill run tips?

uphill run tips?

what does a week of training for mountain running look like? hills/long runs/strength/yoga?

favorite gear for long races/mtn running must haves: shoes, vests, hats, poles, socks, etc.??

fueling for long races?

nutrition: you’re partnering wtih SP2 so obviously, you care about what you’re eating. Overall food philosophy?

Why SP2? how do you use it in a day?

What’s a day of eating usually look like for you?

you also have a clothing company & serve as an ambassador for a bunch of organizations. how do you balance it all?

last Q: discrete clothing boasts the best looking beanie. how does one make the best looking beanie?

XC Life, Injury Recovery – Jenn Jackson

XC Skiing, Mountain Bike, Cross-Country, Strength, injury
Jenn Jackson is an XC Mountain bike racer who won the under-23 National Title in 2017. She is also a former Cross-Country Skier. She loves all things exercising and the training process, especially for endurance based sports – running, skiing, cycling. Trying to find a balance between pursuing excellence in sport and not being defined by these high-performance endeavors.
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Article on Jenn’s silver medal at Canada Summer Games

Jenn’s Blog on her Nationals 2017 U-23 win in XC Mtb 


SHOW Topics

BIO
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Sports crossover?
how was it learning a new sport/ skill?
Ski Racing
how to ski,
what your ‘first-year’ racing was like (learning, what would do differently)
mindset around injury/training!