A little bit about Alaric: he likes to be social and likes to suffer (well, a little bit, but honestly, not for too long, or too much suffering). He likes having friends to push each other, but then to remember the good stuff in life (like a glass of wine afterwards).
This is a ski group that will focus on some fun hard work. Sessions will be loosely structured around intensity training, with only a bit of technique sprinkled in. Each session will include a warm up, some form of workout, and a cool down. Skiers are expected to be intermediate / advanced, but will be grouped for some diversity within the participants.
Techniques will switch between classic and skating, although will be flexible enough that if someone only wants to do one, they can participate in every session.
Alaric is fairly lazy, so if the forecast looks cold, the group will probably classic, and if the weather is warmer, then would likely skate (save klister for your kid’s skis or a special race day).
If the weather is frighteningly cold (-15 and windy), sessions will be cancelled. If the weather and season cooperate, there may be a make-up session on the weekend, but no guarantees.
POD 1: The Young and the Breathless: traditional group workouts with some time for catching up with friends, but also providing motivation to push ourselves in workouts that we never seem to do on our own.
POD 2: The Goldilocks Pod: this group likes things not too fast and not too slow. Not too easy, but not too hard. The activities will be similar as the other pods, but a medium pace.
POD 3: The Finer Things Club: this group may be newer to interval workouts or not have 25 years of technique experience. You will still work as hard as you can at times, but the team is less likely to tease you for not keeping up to the Olympians.
NOTE ON CNSC MEMBERSHIP:
CNSC MEMBERSHIP includes (applies to the signed up member only):
Thursdays: 13 sessions
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursday evenings 6:00 – 7:30pm.
A good quality headlamp is strongly recommended as the group will occasionally venture off the night loop.
$225 for program fee
All skiers must join the CNSC. It should be noted that Canmore Nordic Centre passes are needed to ski at the Canmore Nordic Centre. However, during the evening sessions, passes will not be required as the ticket booth is not open for their purchase. A CCA and Nordiq Canada insurance is mandatory. (Purchased during the sign-up process).