Tagged: Maks Zechel

Team Asker sports training

Training through experimentation

Closing the gap Maks Zechel Faster Skier There is something about passion that drives people to push boundaries like nothing else. For many Canadians, this passion lies in hockey. No matter your gender or...

Oslo Marathon rollerski

Skiing is a game of seconds

Closing the Gap Maks Zechel Faster Skier It was a typically frigid day of January ski racing in Thunder Bay, Canada. Halfway through the A-final of the classic sprint, I was already far behind...

Maks doing pull ups.

Lessons in risk taking, to the “maks”

Maks Zechel Faster Skier On a cold, foggy Norwegian ski slope at the end of August, my teammates and I were about to tackle 6 x 6 minute Zone 4 bounding intervals. In Norway,...

Maks and a teammate running.

Racing hard at testing camp in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier It is late at night when I finally get the message: “Meet at Føyka stadium, 9:00am, for practice, 10x2min zone 4 double poling.” I panic. In less than ten hours,...

Maks kneeling with mountains in the background.

Meet Maks, Canadian skier in Norway

Maks Zechel Faster Skier I am a 19-year-old Canadian cross-country skier who moved to Asker, Norway, on August 1 to pursue my goal of qualifying for, and being competitive on, the World Cup circuit...