27 Feb '16, 8am

Skimo - can it really make you a better runner?

You push and push as the top gets ever closer. That peak you saw from the road less than an hour ago is now right in front of you. All around is blue sky, except for the sun, which warms the back of your neck. You gasp for air while continuing to put one foot in front of the other. The climb is hard, really hard, but the conditions are perfect. The sun’s rays bounce off the snow and hit you in the face. The sweat pours from your forehead but you are near, so very near. And then you make it. The mountain summit is yours. You stop for a minute and marvel at the powerful view before taking a big sip of icy water. You are alone… you are free… you are enjoying life. It doesn’t get much better than this… or does it? Within a minute you have switched from uphill hiker to downhill skier. The slope ahead is untouched. It will be your skies that cut the first turns in the fresh powd...

Full article: http://www.inov-8.com/blog/eirik-haugsnes-skimo-running/

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