Fitness Tip of the Day: Intervals for Skiing

A former Olympian's (not so) secret weapon
Staff Writer

Interval training was the best thing I did to help me build up to endurance skiing. I like to use the treadmill since you can easily track your speed and you can really see the progression of your training. Start with a five-minute warm up at a nice and easy jog. Then begin your intervals with 30 seconds at a solid sprint and ease up for two minutes of walking. As you get in better shape, jog during your rest period instead of walk and shorten your rest time.”

—Wendy Fisher is a 1992 Olympian and two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion. She has worked as a ski ambassador at Crested Butte Mountain Resort for the past 16 years. Learn more at

As reported by Bethany Marzewski


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