Guiding Principles for Masters Athletes with Jim Galanes –

Jim Galanes, a sports legend, offers insight into the training of high performance athletes. Galanes offers coaching services through his company, EPOC Performance Training. (Courtesy photo)

In this episode we have Jim Galanes discussing some coaching guidelines for master athletes. If you love the endurance athlete lifestyle, or juggle a career and family, but still love trying to get fitter and faster like in this finicky sport, this interview has a lot of information on the physiology of chewing exercise.

Galanes may not need an introduction – he has been an outstanding member of the cross-country ski community for over four decades now. He is a three-time Olympian, first at the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck where he competed in Nordic combined, then again at the Lake Placid Games in 1980 and at the Sarajevo Games in 1984 in cross-country.

After retiring from his athletic career, he spent six years coaching the national team, followed by a few years with the program at Stratton Mountain School. He then moved to Anchorage to initiate and train the now flourishing APU program. Originally from Brattleboro, VT, Jim now lives in Frisco, CO where he coaches online and in person through his business. EPOC performance training. On his coaching platform, Galanes regularly weighs in on the latest research or trends in exercise science, and provides examples from his athletes and self-experimentation on the effectiveness of his training programs, indicating clearly that his finger is always listening to the best. practice of endurance training.

A scene from the racing days of Galanes. (Courtesy photo.)

Traveling through the decades and the development of professional cross-country skiing is a fascinating subject in itself, and Galanes has been there to see it all. If you would like to know more about this history, his time as an athlete and the interplay between world events and life on the World Cup circuit, Galanes conducted an in-depth interview on these topics with the director of Toko US brand Ian Harvey on his podcast, which can be found here or on Apple podcasts.

Quick reminder: This episode is brought to you by the Alberta World Cup. To all master skiers, Canada’s Rocky Mountains and the 2022 Masters World Cup are calling. This March, master skiers from around the world will gather in Canmore, Alta. To celebrate a shared passion for cross-country skiing. This event will be a great opportunity to run in Canmore in the world famous Canmore Nordic Center Provincial Park.

Visit MWC2022.COM for more details. There you will find information on the COVID plan and promotions on airlines and rental cars. If you register before December 31st, you will also receive a free pair of commemorative socks.

Thanks for listening.


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