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Adult Training Group registration OPEN

Program information can be viewed HERE

Follow this link for registration

Thank you from the Gottschalks to everyone at ENSC for all their support

All of us, myself Alexandra and Samantha just wanted to thank everyone in Club for all their words of kindness, words of support, condolences, food, and flowers.

It was very helpful at a time of great sadness for us.  They were a huge consolation to us and all of our family.  Knowing your thoughts, prayers and wishes were with us helped immensely at easing the burden of this tragedy.

To those who came to Laurel’s Celebration of Life thank you so much, and to those who could not be there, please know that Laurel tried to live every day to its fullest.  She loved her skiing (and roller skiing too), always made time for the things she enjoyed and that she will always be with us in our hearts when we are on the trails.

Sincerely

Russell, Alexandra and Samantha Gottschalk

Biathlon Head Coach Wanted

ENSC is seeking candidates for the position of Biathlon Head Coach.

Full details for this position can be viewed HERE

Contact president@edmontonnordic.ca for more information.

Laurel Middendorf

 

Long time ENSC member and volunteer, wife of Russell Gottschalk, mother of Samantha and Alexandra Gottschalk, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday September 12th.

Laurel trained and raced with our Adult Development group and was a pharmacist, gifted runner, gardener and bird lover.
Laurel volunteered countless hours not only to ENSC but to other organizations such as the Silver Skate Festival, where she found time to race the winter triathlon in addition to organizing it. Laurel will be remembered for her cheerful and caring approach to life as well her dedication to her family and sports.
Laurel’s twin daughters are in the Youth Racers program and have skied with ENSC for nearly 15 years since they were Jackrabbits. Laurel’s husband Russell is on the Adult Racers program and sits on the ENSC board as a Nordic program coordinator.
A viewing is scheduled for Monday, September 18, 6 – 7:30 pm, and a celebration of Laurel’s life will take place on Wednesday, September 20 at 2 pm at South Side Memorial Chapel, 8310-104 St., Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alberta Cancer Foundation
Please lend your support to the Gottschalk family during this difficult time.

ENSC’s Helene Jorgensen – Biathlon Alberta Coach of the Year

Exciting news!!
ENSC’s head biathlon coach, Helene Jorgenson, has been awarded by Biathlon Alberta the Richard Boruta Coach of the Year award!!
She received the award this past weekend in Canmore at the Biathlon Alberta AGM.
Congratulations Helene!

Training This Week: September 11 to September 16

Week #2 of 2017-18

If you haven’t registered for an ENSC program yet, you can do so HERE!

NOTE: We are meeting at Hawrelak on Tuesday

This week…remember we are still in Acclimation Phase, so be patient as we ease into training; know that we will be ramping things up! 🙂

Monday September 11:

  • Biathlon – Check with your coaches!!
  • XC – Performance 104 Strength Training
    • 4:30 to 5:30

Tuesday September 12: 

  • Which Programs: General Training – ALL Programs
  • When: 6:30-8:00 PM (Arrive at 6:20)
  • Where: Hawrelak Park – Parking lot by the pedestrian bridge. Click HERE for directions
  • What: 
    • According to your Coaches/group leads
      • All are still working on “Acclimation Period”
        • Working on Warm-up routine
        • Ski walking/striding – so bring poles
        • Strength routines
  • Technique: Running/on foot
  • What to Bring:  Appropriate training clothes for the weather, running shoes, drinkbelt, striding poles, and some dry clothes to change into afterwards. Check the weather.
  • NOTE:
    • Always bring a change of clothes to change into after training!! You never know!

Wednesday September 13: 

  • Biathlon – At the Range
  • Adult Strength Training
    • Performance 104
    • 6:30 to 7:30
    • Bring INDOOR Shoes!!!
  • XC: Suggested training:
    • Frank McNamara Cross country race…
      • Click HERE for details!
      • OR
    • LSD – up to 2 hrs.
      • Run, bike, or roller ski
    • NOTE: LSD stands for Long, SLOW, Distance
      • This means you go slow, you can keep a conversation going the whole time, and you are NOT competing with your training partner to go as fast as you can!! Your HR monitor MUSt show that you are in Z1 the whole time!!

Thursday September 14: 

  • Who: AR 3-Day, YR, and YD+
  • What: Technique Thursday – SK Roller ski Technique 
    • Keillor Rd
    • 6:30 to 8:00
    • Push ups – “6” 😉

Friday September 15:

  • Recovery Day
    • Easy run/walk, some core, and light stretching.

Saturday September 16: 

  • Who: All Programs
  • Where: Goldbar 
  • When: 09:00 am to 11:00 am
  • What: 
    • According to your Coaches/group leads
      • All are still working on “Acclimation Period”
        • Working on Warm-up routine
        • Ski walking/striding – so bring poles
        • Strength routines

Sunday September 17:

  • What: Self Directed Training
  • LSD Training up to 2 hrs
    • Bike, Roller Ski, or run 🙂

ENSC Race Suit For Sale

For sale: Edmonton Nordic Mt. Borah racing suit, women’s medium, $90.
Please contact Chris at nmrbloke@gmail.com for more information.

Training This Week: Sept 4 to Sept 10

The Season is Upon US!!!

The Fall/winter Season begins on Tuesday September 5 for XC (Biathlon are way ahead of us :-). Registration is now open 🙂 Check it out HERE!

NOTE: We are meeting at Goldbar on Tuesday – First day of regular training

This week…

Monday September 4:

  • Biathlon – Check with your coaches!!
  • XC – Performance 104 Strength Training – CANCELLED due to Labour Day!!!

Tuesday September 5: 

  • Which Programs: General Training – ALL Programs
  • When: 6:30-8:00 PM (Arrive at 6:20)
  • Where: Goldbar
  • What: 
    • Welcome (10-min)
    • In your groups:
    • Younglings (TA to YR)
      • Meet your coaches (10-min) and then
      • Go outside to “train” together (read: do some light running and then a soccer game) (60-min)
    • Adults – meet your coaches and Q&A session. (20-min)
      • Coaches give an overview of the Program
      • Order your ENSC swag (jackets, suits, etc)
    • Adults outside and do an intro workout (60-min)
  • Technique: Running
  • What to Bring:  Appropriate training clothes for the weather, running shoes, drinkbelt, and some dry clothes to change into afterwards. Check the weather.
  • NOTE:
    • Always bring a change of clothes to change into after training!! You never know!

Wednesday September 6: 

  • Biathlon – At the Range
  • Adult Strength Training
    • Performance 104
    • 6:30 to 7:30
    • Bring INDOOR Shoes!!!
  • XC: Suggested training:
    • Frank McNamara Cross country race…
      • Click HERE for details!
      • OR
    • LSD – up to 2 hrs.
      • Run, bike, or roller ski
    • NOTE: LSD stands for Long, SLOW, Distance
      • This means you go slow, you can keep a conversation going the whole time, and you are NOT competing with your training partner to go as fast as you can!! Your HR monitor MUSt show that you are in Z1 the whole time!!

Thursday September 7: 

  • Who: AR 3-Day, YR, YD+, and TA+
  • What: Technique Thursday – CL Roller ski Technique (we’ll try this again…Coach had to “bail” Thursday)
    • Keillor Rd
    • 6:30 to 8:00
    • Push ups – “10” 😉

Friday September 8: 

  • Some will be off to Jasper Super Camp
  • Recovery Day
    • Easy run/walk, some core, and light stretching.

Saturday September 9: 

  • Who: All Programs
  • Where: Goldbar 
  • When: 09:00 am to 11:00 am
  • What: 2-weeks of acclimation training.
    • According to your coach

Sunday September 10:

  • What: Self Directed Training
  • LSD Training up to 2 hrs
    • Bike, Roller Ski, or run 🙂