Weekly Update - 10/17

October 17, 2022
Weekly Update - 10/17

Great work last week with all the testing!! A lot of solid results. It was a tough week to PR as a result of the rain, cold, and the repaving of the DP test hill, so if you didn’t PR, keep that in mind! The bigger thing than PRs at this time of year is to practice the process of completing a TT, and to come out of it feeling as though you have something you’ve learned for next time!

Training Plan: This week will be a “hard week” with a focus on volume. “Hard week” means that we’ll be loading this week up with some serious volume and intensity, and then we’ll have a rest week next week to get some recovery. This also means that this week will probably not feel the greatest while you’re doing it — and that’s totally okay! We’re trying to train through as we accumulate some fatigue, and then next week we’ll have a chance to rest, and should start to feel better. Please signup for training in the "Members" section of the website.

Heaths Bridge Cleanup

On Saturday right after practice! Details from Cecile Tucker are here:

As part of an effort to give back and pay forward good will with the neighbors at Heath's Bridge, immediately after practice on Saturday October 22 we are planning an "old school" strength workout: installing trail markers, cutting and moving brush piles, and removing invasive species from along trails. In addition to creating some good-will with the neighbors there, this is a chance to learn a little more about the plants and ecology of the enviroment we sometimes train in.All parents and athletes are encouraged to pitch in and to help out - it should be fun! We will have food and water so that folks stay fueled up between workouts.Please come with a long sleeve shirt to put on (and long pants if you want them) as well as sneakers or other good foot-wear. Bring work-gloves if you have them (we will provide disposable gloves for those who do not). If you have clippers, shovels, saws, or post-hole diggers those will be helpful as well.Thanks for your help - many hands make light work!

Andover Rollerski Race

Is on Sunday! Please register here: https://www.skireg.com/emxc-fall-classic-rollerski-race

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, Oct 29: Potluck Dinner and Team Meeting - Check your email for more info!
  • Sunday, Nov 6th: Mt Greylock Rollerski Race, Western MA