We're still waiting for that blizzard to hit... In the meantime I'm in contact with Elm Creek and Battle Creek and will update the plan if we're able to get on their man-made snow trails. Considering the mid-40s temps forecasted for Wednesday-Friday of this week, we're planning for another week of dryland training. Except for Saturday when we'll be on snow! (see below for more details) Also, please look out for another email this Sunday evening with some critical highlights for the week.
We have snow! ... sort of. This is an unfortunate part of our season where we don't yet have enough snow to practice on, but there is also too much snow/ice on the roads to roller ski safely. Hope for dry roads, or better yet, much more snow!
Due to the unpredictability of trail and road conditions, the plan for this week may change slightly as the week goes on. I will inform the team of these changes at practice, but please check this website regularly if you want to have the most up to date information. Also please look for an email Sunday evening that will include critical information for everything happening during the carboload on Wednesday 11/29.
Week 3 Plan
Thank you to everyone who participated in the lap-a-thon today and to all of the parents who came out to support the team! It was fun to see all of your positive energy and impressive lap totals. The Rally Up Website will stay up for the next week, so don't forget to reach out to friends, family, neighbors, etc. if you haven't done so yet. If you weren't able to make it today, please put in 2 hours of run/walk effort at some point this upcoming week and send me the total distance you traveled. I'll convert it into "laps" and your effort will still be counted on the website.
- Don't forget to visit the team apparel store before it closes tomorrow.
- Using the responses to our pre-season survey, I sent an email to all parents last night. Please use the information provided to be added to our Remind Group (the tool I'll use for quick/immediate communication). Reach out to me if you didn't receive that email and would like a specific email address added to Nordic communication.
Week 2 Plan
With the students having the entire week off for Thanksgiving, we have no official practice. Skiers who finished their cross country season this past Sunday and need some time off, please rest and recover over the break so you're ready to train hard when we get back from the break. If you came into the season refreshed and you're ready for workouts, please incorporate these things into your training plan at some point over the break.
If you left equipment behind in the ski shed, I'm going to open it on Monday morning before captains practice. If you aren't able to make it at that time, consider having a teammate grab your equipment for you.
I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving break! Enjoy some time without homework, get plenty of rest, and think SNOW.
Thank you to everyone who made it to the meeting tonight. It was great to see all of you! There was a lot of information shared, so I wanted to create a dedicated post with important links and updates.
Quick update for tomorrow:
Welcome to the MV Nordic Ski Season! I'm very excited the season is almost under way. This is a big week so please read through this entire post.
Hi MV Nordic Ski Team!