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Why Nutrition Is Crucial for
Cross-Country Skiers

(According to a US Cross-Country Ski Team Coach )

“Cross-country skiing is fairly unique because it’s a power-endurance sport,” says US Ski Team cross-country coach Jason Cork. “Athletes need to have a huge aerobic capacity and also a ton of anaerobic power, strength, balance, and coordination.”

Developing the necessary combination of power and stamina at the elite level isn’t easy.

“My educated guess is that the average World Cup skier is training 800+ hours a year, with many hitting over 1,000 hours,” says Cork, who has worked with some of the country’s brightest stars, including three-time Olympic medalist Jessie Diggins. 

Maintaining that schedule makes nutrition and hydration a vital part of the equation, says Cork. “Even in an easy, short session—two hours of skiing—there’s a huge caloric demand.” Case in point: Athletes can burn 800 to 1000 Calories per hour at race pace.

Cork says US team coaches try to build a culture where smart fueling and rehydration are part of good training, but even top athletes miss the mark sometimes. “You know how Us magazine has that section called ‘Stars— They’re Just Like Us!’? Well, that applies to athletes as well. Extraordinary athletes also slow down, lose focus and coordination, and get grumpy when they’re hungry or thirsty.”

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