XC videos to watch during workout

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XC videos to watch during workout

Postby kris-o » December 18th, 2017, 10:27 am

I was thinking about some kind of RowPro alternative or maybe first person perspective videos of XC skiing to watch during workout - do you guys know about such things?
Looking at the wall can get boring - nice winter landscape would make huge difference
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Re: XC videos to watch during workout

Postby Grant8tnarG » December 19th, 2017, 1:36 pm

I've been searching youtube for biathlons and nordic races. There are a bunch! If you put the TV close enough you'll be skiing right along with them. My times are 2-3x the pros...... :lol:
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Re: XC videos to watch during workout

Postby Steve W » December 20th, 2017, 12:03 am

You didn't post where you are located. Able to get the Olympic channel here in the Midwest US, full of winter sports including x country skiing, biathlons, etc. DVR is set to record both men's & women's biathlon races late tonight. Good video watching during skierg training.
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Skierg 2K 9:10; 5k 24:30; 30 min 6075m; 10k 49:56.5; 1hr 11776m; half marathon, 1:52:43.2; skierg marathon, 4:04:14.
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Re: XC videos to watch during workout

Postby kris-o » December 20th, 2017, 5:02 am

True that. Tons of xc in EuroSport right now. (I am located in Poland btw)

I was thinking about something more "first person" - like GoPro footage or something similar. I think i saw rowing videos shot like this...
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Re: XC videos to watch during workout

Postby Mitch R. » December 20th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Very good idea!

Concept2 needs to develop a "Smart Ski Erg" that would adjust the resistance to climbs on a particular course, just like my 2010 vintage Tacx bike trainer did, and many newer models do (e.g., Zwift).

One could imagine buying DVDs or downloading various World Cup and Olympic race courses to have at.
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Re: XC videos to watch during workout

Postby kris-o » December 21st, 2017, 2:41 pm

Yes, ski zwift with multiplayer would be great.
Not sure if the user base is big enough though...

I would even buy some gizmo that would strap to my ergs and change the resistance in pseudo-smart way :)
Some simple mech. device to move the damper...

Unfortunately I very much doubt that any of this will happen :)
If some of you guys have this luxury and live in the area with good skiing options, maybe you could record some footage for us?:)
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Re: XC videos to watch during workout

Postby exerscreen » December 26th, 2017, 2:30 pm

FYI, a new version of iOS PainSled with Zwift support is in the App Store. Give it a try with your Ski Ergs and let me know what you think! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/painsled/id1069679171
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