ENSC Holiday Training

A couple of things coming up. We are holding the Open technique Day at SWC tomorrow (Friday) from 10:00 am to 2:00. On New Year’s Day (that’s January 1) SWC will host the Troll in the Wilderness, a 1km to 10km mass start Skate event. And yes, it will be be a late, 12 noon, start ūüėÄ

  • Open Technique Day at SWC – December 27
  • Troll in the Wilderness – Wednesday January 1 (New Year’s Day) – SWC
  • Open Technique Day at SWC – January 3
  • Official Training Starts – Saturday January 4
  • Eagle Point Loppet – Drayton Valley – January 11
  • AB Cup 3/4 – Canmore – January 11/12
  • Westerns – Whistler – January 17-19
  • Canadian Birkebeiner – February 8-9

Monday December 23:

  • Strength Training
    • NO Strength til Next Year!

Tuesday December 24:

  • No Formal Training
  • Go for a medium length Ski
    • 1.5 to 2 hrs

Wednesday December 25:

  • No Formal Training
  • Recovery training
    • Brisk walk/short ski/short run

Thursday December 26:

  • No Formal Training
  • Christmas Dinner burn-off training
    • 1.5 to 2hrs of LSD

Friday December 27:

  • Informal Technique Day
    • For all ENSC members
    • SWC
    • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • Ski, video, feedback, ski some more
  • Technique – Skate and Classic (bring both)
  • Bring – SK and CL equipment, a lunch, and a change of clothes

Saturday December 28

  • No Formal Training
  • Typically an intensity day
  • Suggested training:
    • Medium Intervals
    • Warm Up – 20min (5/5/5 plus 5 sprints)
    • 4-6 x 5min @Z4 with 3min R
    • SK or Cl
    • Choose a technique point to work on and think about this when doing the intensity

Sunday December 29:

  • Distance Day
    • 1.5 to 2.5 hrs LSD
    • Add 4-6 sprints of 10-15 seconds after 30-40min. Ensure you have 2-3 min active, slow skiing between efforts.