Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 16-22, 2017

Great week of training crew. Today's race was great to watch and see how you're all doing with training in general. I think some more tempo work needs to be done- so we will continue to work on that this week. Sadly- the weather is not cooperating with us and we may not be able to practice out at the trails if the snow turns too much (apparently we need to bring an umbrella for Thursday)…

PLEASE READ ALL THE NOTES BELOW!

1. PLEASE NOTE: An email was sent out this weekend for athletes/parents- please read it and have it done for the deadline noted in the email.

2. RED DEER: If you're attending Red Deer races, Jake is trying to hook the team up with a discount price at the Red Deer Lodge- please email jemspruden@gmail.com (please CC me to the email as well) to confirm if you're going and how many are in your party ASAP so that this can be done for us. Red Deer race notice is up and online: AB Cup 5/6 and then register yourself here: Registration. Please note- Registration closes at Midnight on the TUESDAY.

3. 6PAC: Thank you parents for helping out with the 6PAC today. There is another 6PAC scheduled for this coming Sunday- I spoke with Crawford and weather pending/how much damage is incurred this week. If there are changes- I will send an email out later in the week- sprint classic.
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Tuesday: Skate- there shouldn't be too much damage yet to the snow. Bring your metronomes, headlamps and water bottles please.

Thursday: IF it rains- we will meet on the track at the Eastlink. IF it doesn't rain- we will be skating- unless we're asked by the club to stay off the trails- then I will send out an email…

Saturday: Be prepared for both techniques- we will be skiing if the weather is below freezing and is freezing over night. I have no idea what to expect after this warm junk that's coming through… :(

Sunday: 6 PAC race skate distance. 2pm start $5/athlete and registration closes at 1:30.

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Junior Race Team:

PLEASE READ ALL THE NOTES ABOVE!

Thursday: IF it rains- we will meet on the track at the Eastlink. IF it doesn't rain- we will be skating- unless we're asked by the club to stay off the trails- then I will send out an email…

Sunday: 6 PAC race skate distance. 2pm start $5/athlete and registration closes at 1:30. As it was my daughter who complained the most about having to practice post race… Apparently I wasn't clear- it is convenient that the races occur during training time- however, the juniors still need to get out there and train- so training will resume after the sprint races and coach Caroline will take the team out- come prepared to skate as well- just in case the trails are terrible. Training will therefore be 1:30 (to incorporate warm-up time) - 3:30pm. Thank you and I apologize to the other athletes who were also disappointed. :) 



Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 9-15, 2016.

This week the focus is on technique and tempo. The weather is going to hold for us and not get any chillier- thank goodness and unfortunately we're going to run into really warm weather the end of this week.

There is supposed to be a 6 pac race scheduled for the end of this week. I've emailed out for feedback if this is happening or not. I'll update this blog if the 6 pac race will be a go or not. Please check your emails asap and this blog Saturday, mid to late afternoon.

Tuesday: IF YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE OR iPOD PLEASE DOWNLOAD A FREE METRONOME APP ONTO IT AND BRING IT TO PRACTICE. (Seamus recommends Metrotimer- it looks cool!) If you don't have such a device don't worry about it- it will just help things be easier. Classic practice.

ThursdayIF YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE OR iPOD PLEASE DOWNLOAD A FREE METRONOME APP ONTO IT AND BRING IT TO PRACTICE. Skate practice.

Saturday: Waxing session: 9-9:50am- if you're not confident in your waxing, I will be doing a glide wax session before practice. Come prepared and ready to start at 9am. Skate practice- bring your metronome with you again. Remember we're out in the timing tower as Jackrabbits has started!


TEAM BONDING NIGHT: Juniors included… we will be going to the movies- SING - is the choice. If you'd like your athlete(s) to join us we will be at the main entrance for 6:15pm (movie time is 6:45) this way kids can get their snacks (yes snacks are allowed) and we can all sit together in the theatre. See you there!

Sunday: 6 PAC race skate distance. 2pm start $5/athlete and registration closes at 1:30.
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Junior Team (see note above too)

A super huge congratulations to the Juniors for doing 10km today! Woohoo! 

Parents, please respect the start time of 5:45 and 2:00pm. It affects those who are on snow on time and their energy and interest wanes every minute they have to wait for someone to get on snow on time. It's also frustrating as everyone starts to get cold etc. I was late today on snow as I was side tracked but still managed to get out before three athletes- please respect the start time and just plan to leave your houses 10 minutes earlier. IT IS NOT OK TO BE LATE and there will be no more tolerance for lateness. 1 or 2 minutes will have athletes doing burpies, anything over 3 minutes will have athletes being left. 

Thursday: Classic Practice- please ensure skis are waxed with blue wax.



Sunday 6 PAC race skate distance. 2pm start $5/athlete and registration closes at 1:30.Skate Practice- please ensure athletes have water bottles. There will be time after the race for a group ski- skate ski.