As we get closer to the end of the season it is important to seek balance in your life. Sleep is important to racing well! Try talking to your teachers and getting ahead on any homework, plan out when you will be taking your finals and know what you are going to miss for ski meets.
Monday we have a practice slot at Elm Creek from 4:30-6pm, if you can make it out to Elm there will be a coach there to host practice. We do not have practice after school. For those of you who cannot drive, talk to the upperclassmen about carpooling to Elm Creek. Be sure to get there a little before 4:30, so we can start skiing right away. We will be skate skiing, and doing some intervals. If you need to pick up your skis from the school, it will be open at 3:40. Leave ERHS by 4pm at the latest.
Our meets this week have both been moved to locations with man-made snow, yay! We are racing 5k skate at Theodore Wirth on Wednesday and 5k Classic at Elm Creek on Thursday. Dismissal times are the same for both days. Rogers athletes make sure you bring home your uniform and ski gear because you will be picked up on the way to the meet both Wed and Thr!
Dismissal Times for Wed/Thr
- 12:40pm Zimmerman dismissed – picked up at 12:50
- 1:00pm Saulk and Vandenberg dismissed – Saulk picked up at 1:10 and Vandenberg walks over
- 1:10pm ERHS dismissed – leave at 1:30pm
- 1:30 RHS dismissed – picked up at 1:45 on the way to meet
Parents, there has not been anyone to adopt the JV conference meet or the meet on Thursday yet. If you would like to bring food to either of these meets please let me know! All of the Varsity parents should expect an email in the next week or so about splitting up the food for Conference and Sections due to them being an all day adventure. Thanks for all that you do!!
Woodland trails is closed due to the warm weather, but we would still like you to get a ski workout in Saturday on the man made snow. The workout will be a 20 minute warm up, followed by 12×90sec intervals at slightly faster than race pace. Recovery should be 90sec as well. Finish the workout with a 20 minute cool down. Have a good weekend!
The team photos from picture day have been posted under the “photos” tab. We are also looking for any photos that athletes or parents have taken throughout the season so far. If you would like them to be shared with the team either email them to me or share a google folder with me and I will post them. If you would like them to be used only for the end of the year slideshow/booklet let me know.
We will be (weather pending) having our first home meet this Thursday at Woodland park. Boys at 3:30pm, Girls at 3:50pm and middle school 3k option at 4:10pm.
- 1:20m Zimmerman – picked up at 1:30pm
- 1:40pm Saulk and Vandenberg – Saulk picked up at 1:50pm and Vandenberg walks over
- 1:30pm RHS dismissed
- 1:50pm Elk River dismissed
The meet is this Wednesday 1/11 at Hyland. It will be a 5k classic. 3:30 boys start. 3:50 girls start. 4:10 MS start for a 2.5k option.
RHS students make sure to bring home your gear and skis, you will be picked up on the way to hyland! The bus will pick you up on the frontage road near the athletic doorway.
- 1:10 Zimmerman is dimissed – picked up at 1:20pm by bus
- 1:30 Saulk and Vandenberg dismissed – Saulk picked up at 1:40 and Vandenberg walks over
- 1:30 ERHS dismissed – bus is leaving at 1:50pm
- 1:45 RHS dismissed – picked up on the way at 2:00pm
Mesabi Invite has been postponed (for the first time I can think of!) and will be next weekend Jan 14th instead. The team will be leaving Saturday morning at 6am from ERHS and coming back Sunday evening. New permission slips will be sent out but if you want to print one at home click here. There is an additional cost to this trip because we will be staying Sunday to ski the trails (train) and students will cover their trail passes. Cost of $25 and permission slips need to be turned into the coaches before you get on the bus Saturday morning!
Tomorrow 1/06 and Saturday 1/07 practice on your own. Woodland trails is “sketchy” and deteriorating. There will be no practice at ERHS but the wax room will be open after school for you to come and get your skis/gear. On one day do a long ski (at least 1hr classic and 1hr skate) and on the other day intervals. The intervals should be 10 repeats of 1:30min fast with 1min rest – remember to warm up and cool down!