Thank you to everyone who came yesterday to help clean the ski room and get all the gear stored-away until we get a new room (at some point).
See you all at the Banquet!
Team and Parents,
We have a mandatory team meeting on Wednesday, please read very carefully and prepare properly. We will meet from 3:45pm to approximately 5:30pm in order to accomplish everything below. Please do your best to make it so we do not have to accommodate individuals.
Captain voting and team awards:
Hi Team, great job at Sections! Skis and times were fast, we saw some great personal performances.
This is an official call for Captain self-nominations. Please review the following guidelines/requirements for Captaincy to ensure you're informed about the role prior to nominating yourself.
click the button below or email Jules: email@example.com
Can you believe its already SECTIONS? As previously discussed, practice after Conference is required for Sections races/alternates, but optional for the rest of the team.
Here's the plan for this week:
Monday: Skate ski at Battle Creek, bus leaves MV at 3:45pm, returns by 6:30pm
Tuesday: 25 min run and stretching, with goal setting. Practice ends by 5:30pm.
Wednesday: Pre-race 25 min run and stretching, with visualization. Practice ends by 5:30pm. All Sections racers/alternates need to bring both pairs of skis to practice for coaches to wax. Clearly labeled and kick zones must be marked.
Thursday: Sections @ Hyland Park Reserve details at the bottom. All races, alternates, seniors, and managers excused all day.
Friday: No Practice, Mora participants (most of the group) load cars at 4:15pm, depart by 4:30pm
Sections Details: Hyland Park Reserve (10145 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438)
Most of the information below has already been communicated through practice, the Google Calendar, and Team Snap... but in good form, here it is for quick reference!
Remember to Bring:
7:15-7:30am - load bus at MVHS
8:15am - arrive at Battle Creek Recreation Center (75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119)
10AM Girls Varsity Classic, Interval Start
11AM Boys Varsity Classic, Interval Start
Noon Girls JV Classic, Wave Start - Boys 5min later (no short course)
1:30PM Girls Varsity Pursuit
2:30PM Boys Varsity Pursuit
3:15PM Girls JV Freestyle, Wave Start - Boys 5min later
4:30PM: Varsity Awards
approx 5:00pm - load bus to return to MVHS
approx 5:45pm - return to MVHS
The coaches wanted to make you aware of a cool opportunity that's coming up. We know some of you are already aware and have bought tickets, but some may not be aware that for the first time in decades, Theodore Wirth will be hosting a World Cup Race in March!!! The fastest skiers in the world will be racing on the same trails that we've been practicing on all winter! This is the biggest Nordic Skiing event to be held in the US since the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and it's happening right in our own backyard! This is an awesome way to see racing at the pro-level, most of which usually takes place overseas.
Some of your coaches will be in attendance too - either as spectators or volunteers so we'd love to see you come out! Buy your tickets now and get this event on your calendar. NOTE there is a price hike on January Jan 27. General Admission will allow great viewing - and it will be a super fun social event.
Note that the main event takes place on Tuesday, March 17th, but most of the action will take place in the later afternoon or evening. If skipping school is not an option, you can always come down afterwards and still see plenty of awesome racing!
This is the last week of practice for JV (or non-Sections racers), as Conference is the last race in which the entire team will participate. Everyone is welcome at practice, but its not required after Conference. Now that finals are over, please pamper yourselves plenty of sleep, water, and good nutrition. Proper rest is the #1 success factor the week of a big race.
Here's the schedule for this week:
Monday: 25 min run and focused stretching. Conference goal setting afterwards, then 5pm carboload and waxing SKATE skis. Waxing should end around 6:30pm.
Tuesday: CLASSIC ski at Theodore Wirth. Bus leaves MV at 3:45pm and returns at 6:30pm.
Wednesday: 25 min run and focused stretching, then visualization and goals discussion. 5pm - Waxing CLASSIC skis. Practice ends at 6:30pm
Thursday: CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. All skiers excused all-day, prepare ahead of time with your teachers. Stay tuned for a dedicated post about Conference Race day.
Friday: Meet in Coach Os room for Conference reflections
Saturday: TBD technique Practice at TBD location, 9-11am
The Varsity rosters below are compiled based on practice attendance, race participation, race performance, and team conduct. Please let us know ASAP if you will not be able to attend the Conference meet this Thursday (all-day meet).
Here's the rest of the week, after the Monday MLK races:
Tuesday: Recovery Day at MV, 30 min shake out run plus stretching - practice ends at 5:30pm
Wednesday: Practice at MV, running plus core/weights - practice ends at 5:30pm
Thursday: Skate Practice @ Wirth - short intervals + sprints, relay practice - practice ends at 6:30pm upon return to MV
Friday: UPDATED: Practice at Strike Residence, 2pm classic skiing followed by activities at the Strikes. If you cannot make it, take a rest day or OYO run for 25 min + stretching.
9 Ironwood Lane, North Oaks
Saturday: 9am-11am meet at Como Park ready to ski. SKATE distance ski (60-90min) with speeds throughout
Here are some details for the MLK day races tomorrow:
7:30am - load bus at MVHS
8:15am - Arrive at location
10:00am - Girls Varsity Classic
10:30am - Boys Varsity Classic
11:15am - Girls JV Classic
11:30am - Boys JV Classic
1:00pm - Girls Varsity Skate (pursuit)
1:45pm - Boys Varsity Skate (pursuit)
2:30pm - Girls JV Skate (pursuit)
2:45pm - Boys JV Skate (pursuit)
approx 4:00pm - load bus to return to MVHS
approx 4:45pm - return to MVHS
Here is the plan for next week – note that Thursday’s race is planned to be at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, but the SEC coaches are keeping tabs on the conditions, there may be updates if snow deteriorate. Stay tuned for updates.
Monday: Warm-up and Weights @ MVHS, practice ends @ 5:30pm
Tuesday: Skate Ski at Theodore Wirth. Warmup + 30 min no pole skating, downhill step-turn practice. Bus returns to MV @ 6:30pm
Wednesday: Short run + core, Carboload and Waxing 5pm @ MVHS
Thursday: Race Classic at Battle Creek (updated from LEPR). Snow conditions may cause changes to location/technique or potentially race day. Stay-tuned
Saturday: Captain-Lead 2 hour Distance Skate Ski at Elm Creek. Note that while many natural snow trails will have snow from the storm, its unlikely that they will be groomed. Elm Creek and other well-maintained areas have a better chance at grooming sooner.