Pro Tips: Katerina Nash Mixes Things Up

Katerina Nash has competed in five different Olympics, cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics and mountain biking at the Summer Olympics. She has long been one of the top cross-country mountain bikers and cyclocross racers in the world. Photo by Bill Schieken/CXHAIRS

I do both cyclocross and skiing. The ratio of those depends on how much cyclocross I race. This year I’m actually doing a pretty full ’cross season, and so my skiing season will be shorter. Having said that, I think it’s crucial to change the gears and get off the bike for a bit. Cross-country skiing is such a good workout for a cyclist because you get to work all muscles and build a strong upper body. I also try to fit in some backcountry skiing days. Those are great for endurance fitness and, of course, the experience and fun factor. I’ll do anything outside just to stay away from a gym.

“I think it’s crucial to change the gears and get off the bike for a bit. I’ll do anything outside just to stay away from a gym.”
~Katerina Nash 


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