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{ Monthly Archives } September 2010

In Which I Connect Triathlon Data To XC Pursuit Races

The connection is pretty obvious, actually.  Both are mass start races that involve switching activities at least once during the race.  The change in activities is certainly more extreme in triathlon, but you get my drift. Some people (like, say, me) complain on occasion that pursuit races in cross-country skiing place too great an emphasis […]

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OPA Cup vs Scandinavian Cup: Quality

With more North Americans sojourning over to Europe to participate in high-level European racing that isn’t quite World Cups, I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at the OPA (or Alpen) Cup and Scandinavian Cup series in a bit more detail. As the name might imply, the Scandinavian Cup races are […]

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Week In Review: Friday Sep 24th

My real job started up again this week, so there aren’t going to be very many 5-6 post’s per week happening for a while… On Monday I shared some summary statistics on a whole bunch of skiers showing how often they finishing in the top 3, top 5, etc. over their entire careers. The Vuelta […]


Career Retrospective: Kati Wilhelm

German biathlete Kati Wilhelm (sporting some delightful red hair, I might add) is the last (finally!) in my list of retiring athletes to cover.  That Wikipedia link tells me that she was actually dubbed “Little Red Riding Hood” by the German press due to both her hair and a red hat she wore for all […]

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The Quick Way To Stay On Top Of FasterSkier Comments

Curious what people have been talking about in the comments section on lately ?  Maybe you are, but too scared to look?  I’ve got a solution for you. Or maybe you’re one of those people who would rather anonymously mock anonymous FasterSkier commenters, in which case this might make your mockery more time efficient, which […]

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Technique Specialization

There are two somewhat different ways in which you could be considered a skating or classic specialist.  First, you can be noticeably better at one technique than the other.  Second, you could just only do races of one technique or the other. These two situations might overlap, or they might not.  In any case, they […]

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Vuelta a España: Wrap Up

Just a quick post to toss up the final GC bump charts for the Vuelta.  See here for an explanation of these plots.

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