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Fall Rollerski Intervals

Fall Roller Ski Interval Program


Timing: First Thursday after Labor Day until snow

Objective: learn to apply good technique under high load, and increasing tiredness; get ready for racing

Venues: Annursnac Hill and Heath Bridge in Concord



Every Fall roller ski interval workout follows the same basic structure:

·         15min warm-up at medium speed

·         main interval workout for a prescribed time (40-60min) or number of repeats

·         10min cool down


The program consists of 4 types of roller ski interval workouts that we repeat on a 4-week roster.  We add about 5min (interval+recovery time) every time we have completed all 4 workouts.


·         Annursnac Hill, short CLASSIC intervals (3-4min intervals for 40-60min of intervals+recovery).  We alternate no-pole (NP)/kick-DP/DP/full technique (FT)

·         Annursnac Hill, short SKATE intervals (3-4min intervals for 40-60min). We alternate FT/NP

·         Heath Bridge, long CLASSIC intervals (3-4*10-12min).  We alternate FT/DP

·         Heath Bridge,  long SKATE intervals (3-4*10-12min). We alternate FT/NP


We do the short intervals at L4, the long intervals at L3, so this is fairly intense work.