Weekly Training & Announcements



Hopkins Nordic coaches will post information about the weekly training plan, training locations, and meet information on this page.  The Weekly Training Announcements will be usually posted on Sunday evenings.  Check page often to this page for changes in the Weekly Training due to weather, etc.

We will send a Remind message when we post new info.  Make sure you get text or email Remind messages.

How to get Remind messages

  • Click the link for the complete announcement.  Scroll to see all the recent announcements.
  • Training Plan for Week of 1/20-1/26 Due to the Rennet being cancelled on Friday, Varsity will now be racing twice this week. Tuesday will be an all levels 5k classic race (JV2 is skate) and Thursday ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 5:03 PM by Sid Voss
  • West Kids: Continue to put skis in Lost & Found West Kids should continue to put skis at the beginning of the week in the Lost & Found closet next to the elevator.  Please lean the skis neatly in a corner ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:51 AM by Sid Voss
  • Race Updates/Sign Up, Week of January 20, 2020 We are getting close to the end of the season and just a few races left!  Here is what we have happening:Tuesday, January 21 at Hyland:  This race is ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:33 AM by Sid Voss
  • Rennet Updates Looks like a big snow coming!  Great for skiing but not so good for getting to the race.  Here is what we know about the race and the weather impact ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2020, 7:24 AM by Sid Voss
  • Training & Announcements for Week of January 13th-19th This week we have the High School Rennet (Varsity and JV1) Friday at Hyland on Tuesday at 4pm. If you signed up for the race you are racing! Coach G ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2020, 3:25 PM by Aaron Giannobile
  • 2020 High School Rennet 5k: Information & Signup Our race next week is the Three Rivers 2020 High School Rennet 5K at Hyland Park Reserve on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm.This is a Varsity ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2020, 4:14 PM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Training & Announcements for Week of Jan. 6-12 I hope everyone’s holiday break was good! We had excellent weather and conditions to get in some great skiing up at our Maplelag ski camp. Thanks to everyone who ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2020, 11:34 AM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Race Info and Signup for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Hyland You must sign up for the race by tonight (Sunday January 5), 8:00 pm.  Scroll down for the form.For many of the races in January, the start time ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2020, 10:17 AM by Sid Voss
  • Training & Announcements for Week of 12/30-1/5 We will only be have two organized practices this week as the team will be headed to ski camp on Thursday. We will also be opening the wax room after ...
    Posted Dec 29, 2019, 2:03 PM by Aaron Giannobile
  • Training Plan and Announcements for Week of Dec. 23-28 Over break we will try to have coach-led practices mainly in the mornings. We will just meet at the parks and so skiers will need to organize rides. We ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2019, 5:02 PM by Aaron Giannobile
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Training Plan for Week of 1/20-1/26

posted Jan 19, 2020, 10:42 AM by Aaron Giannobile   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 5:03 PM by Sid Voss ]

Due to the Rennet being cancelled on Friday, Varsity will now be racing twice this week. Tuesday will be an all levels 5k classic race (JV2 is skate) and Thursday will be Varsity only sprints (Classic technique). See the previous post on all race details for this week. Sign up for this week’s races by 8pm tonight, please. 


Monday - No school, meet at Wirth Trailhead at 8:30am. Done by 10:30am.

Workout - 90 minute Classic ski with 5 short 20 second pickups, full recovery. 


*** The wax room will be open after practice for skiers needing to prep skis for Tuesday’s race. Your classic skis need to be scraped and ready to apply wax for Tuesday. 


Tuesday -  5k classic race at Hyland, 4pm, JV2 will skate. 


Wednesday - Bus to Baker Park leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:30pm (JV2 can come today.)

Workout - Easy L1 ski


Thursday - Varsity classic sprints at Elm Creek. JV skiers will take a bus after school to Glen Lake for skate skiing. Bus will leave for JV at 3:15pm and back around 5:30pm


Friday - No school, meet at Wirth at 3pm. Easy L1 recovery ski. 


Saturday - Meet at Baker Park for a long ski from 8:30am - 10:30am. All varsity skiers should be there or need to check in with a coach. (JV2 can come today, if you can get a ride.)

West Kids: Continue to put skis in Lost & Found

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:51 AM by Sid Voss

West Kids should continue to put skis at the beginning of the week in the Lost & Found closet next to the elevator.  Please lean the skis neatly in a corner with the other Nordic skis.  Backpacks and clothing/boot bags should go in your own locker or in the new lockers downstairs. 

For Tuesday 1/21, skis will be picked up at about noon, then next week back to the regular Monday pickup.

Race Updates/Sign Up, Week of January 20, 2020

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:33 AM by Sid Voss

We are getting close to the end of the season and just a few races left!  Here is what we have happening:
  • Tuesday, January 21 at Hyland:  This race is now for everyone--Varsity and JV1/2.  Varsity will classic and JV1/2 will classic or skate--sign up below.
  • Thursday, January 23 at Elm Creek: This is a Varsity only race and will be classic sprint relays. There is one sign up form below for both of this week's races.
  • Wednesday, January 29: JV1/2 Champs at Baker.  This is the last race of the season for JV1/2. (Yes, JV2 should come on Wednesday even though it is not a normal practice day for JV2.)
  • Thursday, January 30: Conference Chaps for Varsity at Baker.
  • Thursday, February 6: Section Meet for top 7 Varsity Girls and top 7 Varsity Boys at Wirth.

Details for Tuesday, January 21
  • Race is at Hyland, start at 4:00 pm.  
  • Varsity will classic.
  • JV1/2 can choose either classic or skate on signup
  • Sign up by Sunday night, 8:00 pm
  • Dismissal times:
    • West dismiss at 1:45, bus leaves West at 1:50
    • North/HHS dismiss at 2:00
  • Bus leaves HHS at 2:30
  • Return to HHS between 6:00 and 6:30

Details for Thursday, January 23
  • Race is at Elm Creek, start at 3:00
  • Varsity only
  • Sign up on form below by Sunday night, 8:00 pm
  • Dismissal times:
    • West dismiss at 12:45, bus leaves West at 12:50
    • North/HHS dismiss at 1:00
  • Bus leaves HHS at 1:30
  • Return to HHS between 6:00 and 6:30
 

Races January 21 & 23


Rennet Updates

posted Jan 16, 2020, 7:22 AM by Sid Voss   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 7:24 AM ]

Looks like a big snow coming!  Great for skiing but not so good for getting to the race.  Here is what we know about the race and the weather impact, as well as other info for the race:

If the race is canceled because of the weather, we will know at noon on Friday and will send a Remind message.

If the race is a go, here is the info you need to know:
--After school on Friday, come to the wax room to wax your skis.
--There will be bagels in the wax room for an after-school and pre-race snack.
--The bus will leave HHS at 4:00 pm.
--You may want to bring a sports drink or water.
--There will not be treats after the race, so you may want to bring your own snack.
--Is your Rennet Waiver done?  Here is the info and link 

Training & Announcements for Week of January 13th-19th

posted Jan 12, 2020, 3:25 PM by Aaron Giannobile

This week we have the High School Rennet (Varsity and JV1) Friday at Hyland on Tuesday at 4pm. If you signed up for the race you are racing! Coach G will check in with you this week to let you know what you are racing. 2020 High School Rennet 5k: Information & Signup. Bus leaves Hopkins High School at 4:00 pm on Friday, race starts at 6:00 pm, we will return to HHS around 8:00 pm. Parking at Hyland has been a challenge for spectators, carpool and arrive early for decent parking.

 

We also have a pasta party at school this Thursday after practice at the Hundwardson house. We are planning to go skiing that day but will return to school earlier so we can all eat some delicious pasta.


Booster meeting this Monday at 7pm in HHS Lindbergh Center classroom


Looking ahead at race schedule:

  • This week there are no races for JV2

  • Next week there is a JV1 and 2 only skate race at Hyland on Tuesday 1/21

  • Next week there will be Varsity only sprints at Elm Creek on Thursday 1/23

  • The week after JV Champs will be held at Baker Park on Wednesday 1/29

  • Then, Varsity Conference Champs will be the next day on Thurs. 1/30 also at Baker Park

  • Note, skiers may only race in EITHER JV Champs or Varsity Champs, NOT BOTH.


Monday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:45pm

Workout - Over distance (only stop for water), classic ski with a focus on easier terrain when possible. 


Tuesday -  Bus to Baker Park leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:30pm

Workout - High tempo classic intervals, workout will depend on how challenging kick is


Wednesday - Bus to French Park leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:30pm

Workout - Easy L1 ski


Thursday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:00pm

Workout - Easy L1 ski,  Pasta party Hundwardsons after practice. Remind message and group chat message will be sent out later this week with the address. 


Friday - Rennet Race at Hyland


Saturday/Sunday - 60+ Minute easy ski at L1, 8:30 Wirth. Sunday Off


2020 High School Rennet 5k: Information & Signup

posted Jan 10, 2020, 3:53 PM by Sid Voss   [ updated Jan 10, 2020, 4:14 PM by Aaron Giannobile ]

Our race next week is the Three Rivers 2020 High School Rennet 5K at Hyland Park Reserve on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

This is a Varsity and Junior Varsity 1 race. This race is not for JV2 or first year skiers.  If you are not sure if you should do the race, do the signup, and Coach G will decide.

If you want to do this race, you must sign up by 8:00 pm on Saturday January 11.  This is an important deadline.  We need to have all of our skiers pre-registered and we cannot make additions.

Here are the details:
  • 5 K Classic Race for Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls.
  • 5 K Skate Race for Junior Varsity 1.
  • Bus leaves Hopkins High School at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 17.
  • Race starts at 6:00 pm
  • We will return to HHS around 8:00 pm.

Rennet, January 17, 2020


Training & Announcements for Week of Jan. 6-12

posted Jan 5, 2020, 11:34 AM by Aaron Giannobile

I hope everyone’s holiday break was good! We had excellent weather and conditions to get in some great skiing up at our Maplelag ski camp. Thanks to everyone who helped out and all the skiers who came!


This week we have a skate race at Hyland on Tuesday at 4pm. See the previous post for details and race signup. Note that the time is later and so dismissal times have also changed. We are also planning to ski on Monday and so skiers needing to wax can do so after practice on Monday. All skiers who attend the race must do the race. 


We also have a pasta party at school this Thursday after practice in the new addition of the HHS cafeteria. We are planning to go skiing that day but will return to school earlier so we can all eat some delicious pasta. 



Monday - Plan is to bus to French Park to ski, but if we can’t get a bus then we will plan to be at school. 

Workout - Easy 60 minute L1 skate ski with short 20 second pickups, full recovery between each. 


Tuesday - 5k Skate race at Hyland for all levels. If you come to the race, you must do the race. 


Wednesday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:30pm. 

Workout - Easy 90 minute L1 ski, bring skate and classic, technique TBD. 


Thursday - Bus to Wirth leaving school at 3:10pm, back around 5:00pm. 

Workout 

Varsity/JV1 - 15 minute warmup then L4 skate ski intervals. We have only about an hour to ski, so everyone needs to stick together and start the workout together. 


** Pasta party after practice in HHS cafeteria. Everyone’s invited!


Friday - Meet at Wirth for long ski at 3:30pm, no bus. Bring skate and classic. 


Saturday - Full Details for Saturday practice is TBD. 


Race Info and Signup for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Hyland

posted Jan 5, 2020, 10:14 AM by Sid Voss   [ updated Jan 5, 2020, 10:17 AM ]

You must sign up for the race by tonight (Sunday January 5), 8:00 pm.  Scroll down for the form.

For many of the races in January, the start time is 4:00 pm.  Note new dismissal times.

Schedule details for Tuesday dismissal:

1:45 pm: West skiers are dismissed early from class. Bus leaves West at 1:50 (This bus will have a trailer, so if your skis are not already at the high school, put them on the trailer). You will meet the rest of the team at the High School, get changed, and get your skis from the wax room.  Get your bib and start time.

2:00 pm: North and High School skiers are dismissed early. Get changed, get your bib, get your skis, and get on the bus.

2:30 pm: Buses leave HHS.

3:00 pm: Arrive at  Hyland. Time to ski and warm up.

4:00 pm:  Race start, First Varsity, then JV1, then JV2

6:15 pm-6:30: Buses arrive back at school. (This is after the activity buses leave.)

Hyland Meet: January 7, 2020


Training & Announcements for Week of 12/30-1/5

posted Dec 29, 2019, 2:03 PM by Aaron Giannobile

We will only be have two organized practices this week as the team will be headed to ski camp on Thursday. We will also be opening the wax room after practice on Monday at 10:30am and again on Tuesday at 2pm for ski campers who need to wax their skis. We will not be glide waxing skis up at camp. 


Note to Ski Campers: 

  • Get your forms and final payments in ASAP! Please email forms to matt.urbanowicz@gmail.com. Total final cost of ski camp is $250, please make the remaing $150 payment if you already made your $100 deposit

  • Check out this final ski camp checklist

  • You MUST Bring a pillow, sleeping bag, soap and shampoo.

  • If you have any food allergies, please email coach G ASAP: g@hopkinsnordic.org


Monday - Meet at Hyland at 8am, done at 10am.

120 minute ski at L1, bring skate and classic. Wax room open after practice at 10:30am


Tuesday - Meet at Hyland at 8am, done at 10am.

Varsity and JV1 skiers will race a team time trial today. Bring skate and classic, though we will be trying to race classic today. Please wear your uniforms. Wax room open at 2pm until 3:30pm.


Wednesday - Happy New Year!


Thursday - Leave for ski camp. Meet at HHS


No organized practice for non ski campers Friday or Saturday.


Training Plan and Announcements for Week of Dec. 23-28

posted Dec 22, 2019, 4:59 PM by Aaron Giannobile   [ updated Dec 22, 2019, 5:02 PM ]

Over break we will try to have coach-led practices mainly in the mornings. We will just meet at the parks and so skiers will need to organize rides. We hope to see you out there but do understand that this is a busy time of year with many commitments. Stay tuned for changes as some trails/parks may become unskiable with the warm weather. 


If you are not able to make it to practice, try to get out and ski/workout when you can. Varsity and JV1 skiers trying to compete at the top level need to keep working out over break. Try to follow the workout plan even if you can’t make it to practice. Interval workouts are very important and when you go ski, make it count and try to ski continuously. 


Thank you to everyone who helped our team raise money this week at the Chipotle night and the Cub Foods bagging event!


Note to Ski campers: 

  • Please make sure you turn in all forms and make final payments before you get on the bus. 

  • Make sure you bring a sleeping bag and pillow, there is no bedding on your bunks. 

  • Note that I updated the Packing List as I accidentally had posted a previous version. All meals are provided (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except when we stop on the bus ride up and back for food, please bring money if you want to buy food. 


** BRING SKATE AND CLASSIC SKIS TO EACH PRACTICE**


Monday - Meet at French Regional Park at 9am

Workout: Skate strength intervals, no pole and double pole with sprint starts. 


Tuesday - Meet at Wirth at 8:30am

Workout: 120 minute ski


Wednesday - No practice, try to get out for a workout, 45-60 mins.  


Thursday - Meet at French Regional Park at 9am (may change to Wirth)

Workout: 90 minute ski


Friday 12/29 - Meet at Wirth at 9am

Workout: L4 Intervals


Saturday 12/30 - Meet at Hyland at 8am

Workout: 90-120 minute ski


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