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If you're in on the nitty gritty of endurance sports like cross-country skiing, biathlon, cycling, triathlon and marathon running, cross the Threshold and dive deeper than what the race broadcast shows.

Hosted by Chad Salmela and produced by Chris Parr.

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    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

If you're in on the nitty gritty of endurance sports like cross-country skiing, biathlon, cycling, triathlon and marathon running, cross the Threshold and dive deeper than what the race broadcast shows.

Hosted by Chad Salmela and produced by Chris Parr.

    An Institution Retires (with Cory Schwartz)

    An Institution Retires (with Cory Schwartz)

    He's the longest running collegiate ski coach in history - we said it. Hear from Cory Schwartz, University of New Hampshire ski coach for 42 years - in his final days before retirement - as he talks about his successes coaching the technical aspects of skiing... but how all of the other stuff may be what's more important.

    This episode is sponsored by AriensCo. Visit ariensnordiccenter.com to learn about the 4-season nordic center in Brillion, Wisconsin.

    With guest Cory Schwartz

    Hosted by Chad Salmela

    Produced by Chris Parr

    • 50 min
    Long Distance Climate Warrior (with Bill McKibben)

    Long Distance Climate Warrior (with Bill McKibben)

    Bill McKibben is an American writer, climate advocate and Wikipedia even says he's been mentioned as possible future Secretary of the Interior or Secretary of Energy. He's also a cross-country skier. So, Chad talks with Bill about the future of skiing in a world where climate change is affecting ski venues worldwide.

    This episode is sponsored by AriensCo. Visit ariensnordiccenter.com to learn about the 4-season nordic center in Brillion, Wisconsin.

    With guest Bill McKibben

    Hosted by Chad Salmela

    Produced by Chris Parr

    • 1 hr 4 min
    US Skiing Development through the Fish Eye Lens (with Bryan Fish)

    US Skiing Development through the Fish Eye Lens (with Bryan Fish)

    Chad catches up with Bryan Fish IN PERSON at the Spring US Cross Country Ski Championships. Bryan works at the US Ski and Snowboard Development Director and has the most up close perspective on the growth of US skiing right from the roots of it all.

    This episode is sponsored by AriensCo. Visit AriensNordic.com for details about their one of a kind nordic center - complete with a biathlon range - just South of Green Bay in Brillion, WI.

    with guest Bryan Fish

    Hosted by Chad Salmela

    Produced by Chris Parr

    • 40 min
    Birkie Fever (with David Norris and Jessica Yeaton)

    Birkie Fever (with David Norris and Jessica Yeaton)

    This has been a very busy stretch for us at Threshold.  One of us becoming a father for the first time in the last few weeks and all the imperative concentration that goes with that; and the other juggling 3 jobs all converging on massive high points.  Well, in terms of Threshold, it has had us scrambling to meet what we might expect our listeners are waiting for.  We recognize that this Birkie preview is coming in just under the wire with the event already underway in it's low-snow form, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.Chad's "hangover" ended up actually being Covid, post facto.  So he regrets his inaccurate statement in closing that he'll see you all at the Birkie.  He will not.  A reminder, among so many other things weird this winter, that some things are more important than others...Have a great Birkie weekend and enjoy meeting David and Jessica on this episode.

    - The guys at Threshold

    This episode is sponsored by AriensCo. Visit AriensNordic.com for details about their one of a kind nordic center - complete with a biathlon range - just South of Green Bay in Brillion, WI.

    Donate to The American Birkebeiner's Mount Telemark Village at: birkie.com/mtv

    With guests Jessica Yeaton and David Norris

    Hosted by Chad Salmela

    Produced by Chris Parr

    • 33 min
    The Loppet Cup Hangover (with Kevin Bolger)

    The Loppet Cup Hangover (with Kevin Bolger)

    Well, if you were in Minneapolis last weekend, you probably have that 'Loppet Cup Hangover" feeling. To bring ourselves back to the glory, Chad talks with Kevin Bolger about his experience and what it meant to the World Cup athletes to race in the US, in front of an objectively incredible crowd.

    Join us on PATREON: patreon.com/user?u=93007287

    with guest Kevin Bolger

    Hosted by Chad Salmela

    Produced by Chris Parr

    • 38 min
    KIKKAN the Documentary (with Kikkan Randall)

    KIKKAN the Documentary (with Kikkan Randall)

    US Skiing has seen a rapid growth to the top of the sport over the past couple of decades. We've all seen it... and watch the results of this growth today. But at one time, things were quite the opposite. That is, until Kikkan Randall sprung onto the World Cup, leading the US to places they'd never been before. Now, a documentary about Kikkan is premiering in cities around the country. Chad asks Kikkan about this experience and where we can see it.

    This episode is sponsored by Fischer. To learn more about the Fischer Speedmax Helium ski and the Fischer Carbonlite boots, visit fischersports.com

    Learn more about "Kikkan" the documentary: https://www.kikkan.com/film/

    Tickets for the Minneapolis screening:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kikkan-documentary-minneapolis-tickets-798838285817?aff=oddtdtcreator

    Tickets for the Wisconsin screening: https://www.theparkcenter.com/events/kikkan-movie

    With guest Kikkan Randall

    Hosted by Chad Salmela

    Produced by Chris Parr

    Patreon producer: Michael Swan

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

lpb211 ,

Look forward to every episode!

So many great guests and new things to learn. Fun and interesting and makes me feel connected to the sport and part of the community to listen.

Wren6732 ,

Love this podcast

Chad - thank you for your recent podcast about RED S. It was a great discussion and helped to get awareness out there.

MatthewBart26 ,

Great inspiring content.

Great interviews and great content. Inspired me to start training for the Berkie

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