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. :)