Dec 072017

Since the weather is not fully cooperating we have had to alter the practice schedule, mostly to running and hill bounding workouts. There is still not enough snow to ski on, although we only need 2-3 more inches, and the roads are to icy and unsafe for rollerskiing.  The big news is the MN Nordic Ski Opener at Elm Creek on Saturday. It is an all day event, 9am-4pm. It is free admission and will be the first opportunity for some of us to ski on snow! We plan on going as a team after core. Here is the plan for Thursday-Sunday.

Thursday: Easy recovery run 30-45 minutes, prep skate skis for Saturday

Friday: Go for a run 45-60 minutes, prep  skate skis for Saturday

Saturday: Core 8am at High School, go to the MN Nordic Ski opener at Elm Creek. Long ski for returning athletes. First year skiers get their bearings. Here is the link to their webpage Nordic Ski Opener

Sunday: If you have an Elm Creek pass, or just want to purchase a daily pass, go ski easy here on your own, 30-60 minutes. The more time on snow the better!

Dec 072017

We handed out information regarding the winter trip to the kids yesterday. The forms are due next Friday, the 15th. You can also get the info by following this link. Winter Trip Form If Alumni are interested they can get the form using the link. Also if any parents are interested in chaperoning let one of the coaches know. The ski trails are beautiful, you are welcome to join us skiing. There is also good snowshoeing/hiking. Other responsibilities include helping the kids with the cooking and food prep, setting up our lunches on ski days, and helping the coaches supervise in the evenings.

Dec 042017

Due to lack of snow at Elm Creek the meet Wednesday has been cancelled! We will still have normal practice done at 5 pm on Wednesday. We will be doing intervals.

Dec 032017

First Race

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Our first scheduled race is set to be Wednesday at Elm Creek. However, due to the warm weather and lack of snow, Elm Creek has only made a 1.3 kilometer loop. In the past they have not held any races until they get their full 2.5 kilometer loop open. This is very unlikely to happen by Wednesday. I am expecting the race to be cancelled and will probably get final details hopefully by Monday sometime. As everyone knows, the ski season can tend to be very unpredictable with last minute changes due to the weather. I will let everyone know as soon as I know.

Nov 292017

The race schedule has been finalized and is posted under info and forms. Most of the meets will be on these days and at these locations, however, mother nature does not always cooperate. We will be posting any updates here as races may change venues or days due to the weather and snow conditions.