Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Last week in October

A bit late...

Tuesday: Run / stairs with Ari
Wednesday: on your own with whoever shows up
Thursday: Run / rollerski with Ari (if you have rollerskis please email me)
Friday: Hallowe'en!

Saturday: Loooong rollerski if anyone is interested (Elm Creek or Afton)

Friday, October 24, 2008


A few tidbits...for Saint Paul:

Sunday: Scattered snow showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Windy, with a northwest wind between 26 and 31 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 18 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%

But what of the upper peninsula of michigan?


If this is so, I might be going to the UP Monday night for a day of skiing Tuesday. Stay tuned...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weekend activities

Choose from:

Saturday 9-brunch, trail work at the Loppet Trails in Minneapolis (optional trail run before)
Saturday brunch-whenever (back by dinner), rollerski at Elm Creek or by the river
Sunday morning trail run

If interested post a comment or email Ari.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This week

Join your lovely captain-folk for skiage Tuesday-Friday at 4:35. I'll try to show up Wednsday-Friday — otherwise I'll be running later as I have lots of stuff going on during the day. If you want to run late, give a yell.

Snow is not far off! The first day the snow flies within four hours (no I did not drive out to Bozeman last week) I'll be there — and will take people along if there is interest.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

October 13-17 Practices

If you want to have a successful ski season, you need to participate in dryland training. Please come to practices, and use the comments fields of these blog posts to say which you will and will not be coming to. Thanks.

Monday: 4:35 Michelle Obama speaking at 4:00 at the Leonard Center. Uh...practice cancelled? Yup. I'll run later though if anyone is interested email me or leave a comment here.
Tuesday: 4:35
Wednesday: 4:35; I'll be lifting around 7:30 (a.m.) if anyone wants to join
Thursday: Fall break — email me if you want to practice and we can find a time
Friday: Fall break — see above

Please make an effort to attend as many of these practices as you can (you are excused if you have, say, an injury or a fall sports commitment). Please wait for folks until about quarter to five, and perhaps a couple minutes longer as if I am coming I'm usually in a rush and running late. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rest o' the week practice schedule

Please bring weather appropriate clothing for outside running. We'll run outside unless the weather really sucks.

Every day we will meet at 4:30, and leave by 4:45. Unless I am running late and call ahead, please wait for me!
Wednesday, 4:35: Run with Coz and Claire 3-6 miles, then core
Thursday, 4:35: Speed with Ari, Coz and Claire. Don't worry, you can do it as fast as you want.
Friday, 4:35: Short run and then something fun!

Holy Cow! Bjorn Daehlie to ski Birkie

For serious.

If you train real hard you can ski with him. Hah probably not. But this is pretty damn cool.

If you don't know Bjorn, he might well be the best athlete ever. 12 olympic medals including 8 golds. And he was measured out of season as having a VO2max of 96. It's quite possible he was over 100 in season. The highest evuh. Yeah he's good.

Come to practice, too! 4:45 every day. And you could grow up to be Bjorn Daehlie. (Okay probably not because if any of your VO2Maxes are over 100 you really need to be in an olympic training program in skiing or cycling or maybe running or rowing.)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

October 6-10 practice schedule

EVERY DAY, we will leave at 4:45. Practice leaders TBA (I have a pretty nasty cold so might not be in much of running shape until Wednesday or so). Bring running shoes — we'll talk about rollerskiing soon.

Meet in the lobby of the Leonard Center (or if it is a real nice day, outside). We'll return no later than 6:30, so that if you have 7:00 commitments you'll have enough time for dinner. If you need to get back earlier, just ask, and we'll either run shorter or I can have you turn back.

If you have any questions, please email me on my gmail account; my username is ari.ofsevit.

See you this week. If it's drizzly we'll run, if it is pouring or something we now have a nice indoor track and weight room.


Monday: 4 mile run (or more, at least run down to the river on Summit, down to St Clair, and back to campus) with three to five 20-30 second pickups (faster running/sprinting). (Update: I will be continuing recuperation and will not attend.)
Tuesday-Thursday: Charlie Cosimini will be helping to lead practice. I intend to come to at least one of these sessions. I'll talk to him about it.
Friday: Practice with me at 4:45. We'll do something funnish and not too hard.