Quote Of The Day
“Certainly having that cardiovascular base helps immensely, already knowing that given a few training sessions you can easily go out and probably run a marathon. The catch is, of course, that just because you could finish one doesn’t necessarily make you, a) fast – not all cross-country skiers cross over well into running – and b) in cross-country skiing, you’re used to going out, uphill, as hard as you can and then recovering. Obviously, in a marathon if you go and burn it in the first three miles, you’re not coming back. That’s going to be the challenge.”
– Olympic Nordic (cross-country) ski champion Bill Demong talking about making his marathon debut at the 2014 NYC Marathon on November 2nd. For ski training, Demong routinely does workouts that are 3-5 hours long, but will that aerobic fitness get him to his goal of 2:36? In high school, Demong placed in the top 10 at the NY State XC Championships so he’s proven he was at least a decent runner at one point.
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