Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) offers several training options to support your preparation for the Nordic ski season. In May, at the beginning of the training year, we get questions about what the right training plan choice is. The answer varies greatly based on athletes and their needs. However, there is one advice we can give to every athlete competing in Masters category. Look at your established life; the needs of your family; the needs of your job; your health and its possible constraints, and then choose a plan that supports all of it. Are you already twisting your head and saying that your life cannot fit around any online mass training plan ever developed for Master skiers? We agree. That is why, next to our three levels of CXC Academy online training plans, we also offer Personal Coaching.
Personal Coaching for master skiers allows participants to live more and train more, as the training plan is fitted week by week by a personal ski coach. Your coach builds your training plan around your needs, and even then you still have the availability to move scheduled workouts around if you desire to. Or you just contact your coach to adjust it for you! CXC Personal Coaching utilizes Training Peaks online platform that allows you to see the workouts planned by your coach; keep the log of the work you did, by hand or by transfer straight from your heart rate monitor; oversee your progress, fatigue and peaking towards an event, but mostly it allows your personal coach to instantly see any changes that need to be made towards your progress in sport or well being. To improve your ski technique, your CXC personal coach will ask you to send in a weekly video of you skiing, which will be evaluated in your weekly call. This is a great way to save time and gain valuable ski knowledge.
“I have been using the personal coaching program for almost a year, and it has been a great success. I have made significant improvements, and the training has been much more enjoyable since I started working with a personal coach. The program is customized for my needs, and I always have access to my coach when I need to make any adjustments. I was training for the 70 km Marcialonga in Italy and 90 km long Vasaloppet in Sweden as well as for local races in Iceland, and the excellent preparation helped me achieve and surpass the goals that we set for the winter. This is a highly recommended program with enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable coaches that are certainly worth using.”
– Einar Kristjansson, a master skier from Iceland
Do you have to be a race machine to fit this plan? Of course not! Although if you are, that is ok with us. With our personalized coaching, we can accommodate desires and support goals of any level of a cross country skier. Nordic skiing is a great way how to stay healthy. If you have a busy work schedule and love skiing, but struggle to fit some meaningful workout session that would support your well being, in your day, maybe personalized coaching would be a great option for you.
Nordic skiing can also support us in breaking our limits and going farther than ever. If you did the sport your whole life, however now you suffer some physical limitations, but still wish to fulfill your dream of skiing the Birkie or Vasa while making sure you enjoy it, instead of getting hurt or suffering through the experience, CXC’s Personal Coaching could be a great way how to adjust your training to your health. If your body still runs like a perfect machine, and you just didn’t have the opportunity to do a high-level racing as a junior or senior, or you wish to touch the sky in Masters category, however, have social constraints, the program can build you a professional skier plan that will fit your job as well as your family vacation.
Your obstacles in training are our riddles to solve.