While we may have has a bit of a drought as of late, snow seems to be on the way, and just in time! According to Mountain weather, we are expecting about 1 inch Friday night and 3 inches Saturday morning in the mountains.
Opening Day at Grand Targhee – Groomed Nordic Trails (and Alpine) – Nov 22nd
“Brave enough” Series by Bob and Betsy Youngman (Masters coaches, Vamps Nordic program, Sun Valley) – https://thefastmaster.
Whether you’re a Nordic recreational skier, an aspiring or experienced racer, a trail-runner, fat-biker, or alpine skier looking to stay fit, prevent injury, lift your performance, we love the Youngman’s winter fitness training program.
The latest episode (Part V) addresses: “Developing a Plan”
Parts I-IV of this series on training planning, they reviewed:
- Time horizons, setting goals, and plan structure
- Understanding the elements of endurance training
- Training Intensities
- Strength training for cross country skiing
In Part V they bring these four elements together to begin the process of developing a personal training plan for the year and race season.
The Big “C” and the Capital “R”
As expressed at the outset of this series of articles, there is a single underlying fundamental principle that will define an athlete’s progression in any sport (and particularly in endurance sport) – making consistency and recovery the number one priority. Without consistent training stimuli and associated recovery, training progress will be slow or nonexistent and, in some cases, regression can occur. There are many aspects of life that compete for the available time of a masters skier. It can be very difficult to set aside sufficient time to devote to training and consistency and recovery can quickly “go out the window.” This is where having a plan becomes so valuable. With a plan, one can incorporate the right training opportunities, in the correct sequence, into a busy schedule and maximize the benefits of whatever amount of time one has for training. Without a plan, training becomes disorganized, helter-skelter, and often doesn’t get completed. Taking the time to put together a training plan will allow the masters athlete to effectively and efficiently manage the precious time they have to train. This, of course, also applies to younger skiers but is of particular importance to masters skiers who typically have more duties than time. For more info and links, see: https://thefastmaster.
November 26 – December 2 | West Yellowstone
Thanksgiving by Nordic! Come for the day, overnight or make it a week! Always a fun way to start your ski season. An early season favorite for JH Ski Club Nordic teams on-snow training and fitness/skills development. As well as a Jackson Hole-Teton Valley family and friends get-together.
Thursday December 12th | Teton Pines Nordic Center | 11am-12:30pm
Classic Cross-country Tips, Technique, and Fun! Coaches provided by the JH Ski Club Nordic program. Sign up for all 8 clinics or drop-in. Clinics every other Thursday with Classic XC and Skate ski lessons alternating.
December 14 | The Wildwood Room, Victor 6-9pm
Support Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP) & winter grooming in Teton Valley! Join this fun community dinner, supporting some of your favorite Nordic and fat bike groomed trails in Teton Valley – Teton Canyon, Alta, Teton Springs, Yeti Trail, Driggs, Sherman Park – and summer bike paths, too!
Sunday, January 5th 2020 | Turpin Meadow Ranch | 10am-3pm
We’re getting excited with more demo skis, more fat bikes, Melvin Beer, Kates Bars, Free lessons, snowshoe and BC Nordic tours up the Buffalo Fork, and a huge raffle to benefit the JH Ski Club Nordic program. Raffle will include a Stay Wild fat bike, donated by the JH Travel and Tourism/Lodging Tax supported team, Nordic skis from Skinny Skis, and lots more. Wanna donate to the Raffle? Contact the JH Ski Club: info@JHSkiclub.org
Sponsored by the JH Nordic Alliance members and JH Travel & Tourism Board
Want to get involved, sponsor an activity, volunteer?
This community event is a great way to connect with our community and visitors. Contact Nancy @: info@JHNordic.com
Feb 9-16 | Casper, Wyoming
Share your love of cross-country skiing with visually and mobility-impaired adults from across the United States and overseas. Ski for Light International is seeking volunteers to assist skiers at this special event.
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