WooHoo! Looks like we are on track to get started with our fall team training!
We're excited to see everyone who has returned and we will still be working with everyone at a distance, those on the UW team, alumns, and great friends!
This week will mark our first change in training since June as we move into the Conditioning/Quadraped portion of the year. We will still be doing OD BUT we will be adding poles, to help our bodies adjust to the added load of upper body work. If you don't have short poles, you want your lower arms parallel to the ground and not much more angled for these. They are SHORT and that's alright! If you don't have any let coaches know and we'll see what we can find.
This is also the first time many of you will be around the rest of the team so we would like you to read the UW Nordic COVID-19 Training & Racing Plan We really need to try to do our part for the community & to keep it from running through our team. There is growing evidence that there can be lasting impacts on your lungs. This could be a season or even a career ending disease for Nordic skiers so please take care of your teammates and wear your masks, wash your hands, and practice good social distancing. With that said we are super lucky because we do a sport that is inherently perfect for COVID-19, we train outside, at elevation, in the sun, our equipment generally keeps us 6ft apart! We just need to stay vigilante! Check out the National Geographic about the risk for various activities! We can keep doing our sport to keep our brains, bodies, and emotions on the right path!
Coach Rachel is a microbiologist and she would LOVE to answer any questions/concerns you may have about COVID-19.
Note about this training below. The workouts we have on the schedule are not all team practice BUT if you want to be at your best for the ski season they are super important! Team workouts are in RED.
We will be working on transportation for those of you who might need rides. At this time we are unable to use Zima so if you do not have a car please let us know so we can start to work out a plan for getting you to the SUPER FUN practices!
Here is the training for this week:
SNOW Collaborators post on a variety of topics and thoughts. We also post the weekly training for the team here. Want to contribute? Let us know!
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