March 11-17

posted Mar 11, 2019, 1:10 PM by Katie McMahon

Hi Team,

Nationals week is here!

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training and race sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is No Regrets!
You have put in the work, the focus, and the drive. Now it's time to leave 
everything out there and race with no regrets. Be grateful for the journey you 
have had thus far and excited for the fun to come!

Please see the Whatsapp group and the race schedule for where you should be during the week.

March 4-10

posted Mar 4, 2019, 7:34 AM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 2:21 PM ]

Hi Team,

Taper week is here! This is the week before nationals, and the goal is to 
give you lots of good recovery and then re-energize you at the end of the week.

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is No Regrets!
You have put in the work, the focus, and the drive. Now it's time to leave 
everything out there and race with no regrets. Be grateful for the journey you 
have had thus far and excited for the fun to come!


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday March 5
Time: OFF
Location: OFF
Activity: OFF
*No team practice. You are on your taper week. 
Make your family a nice dinner, spend some time with a friend, sleep well.

Thursday March 7
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Classic Technique re-focus practice
+ short team meeting in the roost.


Saturday March 9
Time: 9-10:30
Location: P16
Activity: Technique of choice easy ski

Sunday March 10
Time: 9-11
Location: Nakkertok South
Activity: Skate intervals. See plan

February 25-March 3

posted Feb 25, 2019, 7:49 AM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Feb 25, 2019, 2:29 PM ]

Hi Team,

Congrats for all the great racing over the past month!!
This week is Chelsea Sprints week! All nordic race athletes are expected to
either race and/or volunteer.

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is Resiliency.
The best athletes are the ones who partake in active reflexion after each
training or race experience. Reflecting on what you did well, what you learned, and
what you would like to do better next time is a precursor for improvement.
Getting a little stronger mentally, physically and emotionally after each an every experience.


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday February 26
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Skate specific strength

Thursday February 28
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Team Meeting about Nationals


Saturday March 2 
Time: *see race notice
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Chelsea Sprints

Sunday February 24
Time: 9-11
Location: P11
Activity: Classic Distance ski

February 18-24

posted Feb 18, 2019, 7:42 AM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 11:33 AM ]

Hi Team,

Congrats for all the great racing over the past month!!
It's RACE WEEK! Quebec Cup #3 is coming this weekend.

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is Resiliency.
The best athletes are the ones who partake in active reflexion after each
training or race experience. Reflecting on what you did well, what you learned, and
what you would like to do better next time is a precursor for improvement.
Getting a little stronger mentally, physically and emotionally after each an every experience.


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday February 19
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Classic Speeds

Thursday February 21
Time: 6:15-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Chelsea sprint race simulation


Saturday February 23
Time: Saint Bruno
Location: 
Activity:

Sunday February 24
Time: Saint Bruno
Location: 
Activity: 


February 11-17

posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:10 PM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 1:30 PM by Eric Schryer ]

Hi Team,

Congrats for all the great racing over the past month!!
Building Week Time :)


Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is Resiliency.
The best athletes are the ones who partake in active reflexion after each
training or race experience. Reflecting on what you did well, what you learned, and
what you would like to do better next time is a precursor for improvement.
Getting a little stronger mentally, physically and emotionally after each an every experience.


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday February 12
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: P5
Activity: Classic Intervals. See training plans. Come to practice prepared.

Thursday February 14
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Backcountry Pow shredding
*Wear your rock or training skis and poles. No good equipement

Saturday February 16
Time: 10-12
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Team Sprint TT

Sunday February 17
Time: 9-11
Location: P10
Activity: Skate Intervals. See training plan


February 4-10

posted Feb 4, 2019, 9:48 AM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Feb 9, 2019, 10:36 AM ]

Hi Team,

Congrats for all the great racing over the past month!!
Rest week time :)


Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is Resiliency.
The best athletes are the ones who partake in active reflexion after each
training or race experience. Reflecting on what you did well, what you learned, and
what you would like to do better next time is a precursor for improvement.
Getting a little stronger mentally, physically and emotionally after each an every experience.


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday February 5

Thursday February 7
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Skate ski. Focus on downhills

Saturday February 9
Time: 10-12
Location: P12
Activity: Classic Distance with Technique

Sunday February 10
Time: 8:45-11
Location: P16
Activity: Skate ski with accelerations

*Team Picture at 8:45am

January 28-February 3

posted Jan 28, 2019, 6:19 AM by Katie McMahon

Hi Team,

Congrats for all the great racing over the past month!!


Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is Resiliency.
The best athletes are the ones who partake in active reflexion after each
training or race experience. Reflecting on what you did well, what you learned, and
what you would like to do better next time is a precursor for improvement.
Getting a little stronger mentally, physically and emotionally after each an every experience.


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday January 29
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Skate. Intervals. See training plan for details.

Thursday January 31
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Classic  Accelerations
*Sophie lead coach. Katie and Moe at Easterns

Saturday February 2
Time: 10-12
Location: P7
Activity: Classic TT (5km)

Sunday February 3
Time: 9-11
Location: P9
Activity: Skate Distance

January 7-27

posted Jan 5, 2019, 12:05 PM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 12:21 PM by Maurice Samm ]

Hi Team! 

There was an email posted about the upcoming Sherbrooke race week end. If you did not receive it please let Moe know. Details below. 

QC Cup #2 Sherbrooke

Coaches:Moe and Sophie 

Trip Coordinator: Francois Rainville

Support & Wax:Theo MCG, Devin Brennan, 

Event details: http://skidefondquebec.ca/sites/default/files/docs/20190104_ac_noram_haywood.pdf  

Registration details: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=19731  Registration closes Jan 15 (tonight) 

 Departure: Thursday – 8am– Provigo parking lot & Sunday evening 

Accommodation:  Hotel Lennoxville

Race venue: Old Lennoxville Golf Club, 19 rue du Golf, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 2E6 Club House

What to bring:

  •   Pack a lunch and pre race food for Friday; bring $ for food stop on the way home. 

  •   Ski equipment (Warm up and race Skate & Classic Skis, Boots and Poles)

  •   Ski and warm-up clothing, Lots of warm clothing the Forecast is for very cold Saturday and cold for Sunday. 

  •   Homework, 

  •   Toiletries

    Travel Wax: Swix LF 6  for skate and Swix LF4 for classic [What is travel wax? This means applying a layer of glide wax to the glide areas of both sets of cross-country skis. Do not scrape or brush. This way the layer of wax protects the bases of your skis from getting scratched during transit. Once at the race site, athletes will scrape and brush their skis before going to practise on the race course.] 


    Skis: Please make sure that your classic wax pockets are clearly marked. Please make sure that your name, category and gender is on your skis above the binding on a piece of tape so that your wax team can clearly see who skis are who’s. Also good to have your name on your poles and boots incase you leave them somewhere they can be returned to you. 

    Please confirm that you name is on the list below. This is the people that we are planning on taking with us. If there is a mistake on this list please email Francois. 


    Timothé Yung-Hing Rainville
    Béatrice Fortin
    Stella Duncan
    Sienna Brennan
    Isabelle Gay-Guérin
    Victoria Gay-Guérin
    Elrik Johnston
    kéliane Johnston
    Marieke Bakker Westeinde
    Alexis Lacroix
    Laurent Fortin Lacroix
    Sydney Douglas-Grant
    Magalie Daoust (?sans hébergement?)
    Ry Prior
    Lucy Robertson
    Bjorn Arnold
    Casey Brennan-Raab
    Julien Scrive
    Theo McElligott - Wax
    Maisie H-A
    Stella McElligott
    Julia Iwanowski
    Sabine Lamothe
    Ariane Blouin
    Theo Mallett


These next three weeks are packed full of racing. Make sure you are taking
the proper recovery. (see below)

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is TEAM. Every single one of you is an essential piece of this team.
Putting your best effort forward, creates a stronger team and better team environment.  
Remember our 3 part intensity team rule:
1) Respect the zone
2) Give your best effort within the zone
3) High fives and encouragement to teammates before, during and after any practice.


Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday January 8
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Skate technique and tactics 

Thursday January 10
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Classic Race Prep

Saturday January 12
Time: MSA
Location: 
Activity: 

Sunday January 13
Time: MSA
Location: 
Activity: 

Tuesday January 15
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Classic Downhill work

Thursday January 17
Time: Sherbrooke Qcup 2 or 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Skate intensity 3 x 8min zone 4, please ski up to the range to meet Eric for practice. 

Saturday January 19
Time: Sherbrooke or 10am 12pm 
Location: p11
Activity: Classic Distance ski

Sunday January 20
Time: Sherbrooke or 9am-11pm
Location: p16 
Activity: Skate long zone 3 15-25min zone 3 

Tuesday January 22
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: World Cup race tactic video 
in roost. Skate technique based after video

Thursday January 24
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Relais Plein Air
Activity: Classic accelerations and Agility

Saturday January 26
Time: Coupe Skinouk
Location: 
Activity: 

Sunday January 27
Time: Coupe Skinouk
Location: 
Activity: 

December 31- January 6

posted Dec 31, 2018, 8:43 AM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Jan 5, 2019, 4:56 PM ]

Hi Team! 
Happy New Year!

For those of you competing at US Nationals or Biathlon trials/QCup; Good Luck!

For those of you at home this week, we are in a medium volume week. The focus will be getting
some good skis in as well as really focusing on quality technique.

We do not have a team practice tuesday as it is New Years BUT, you all have self training.
Please check your training plans for any self-training.

If you are interested in doing the 'FUNd race' on Sunday, here is the registration link:

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is TEAM. Every single one of you is an essential piece of this team.
Putting your best effort forward, creates a stronger team and better team environment.  
Remember our 3 part intensity team rule:
1) Respect the zone
2) Give your best effort within the zone
3) High fives and encouragement to teammates before, during and after any practice.

Currently the conditions in the park are great for skiing on training skis, 
however, this could change, so be prepared!

Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday January 1
Happy New Year!
*See training plans for self-training


Thursday January 3
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Camp Fortune
Activity: Classic technique with focus on harringbone run

Saturday January 5
Time: 10-12
Location: P6
Activity: Skate Time Trial
*Start time is 10:45

Sunday January 6
Time: *Self-led
Location: P5
Activity: Classic Distance ski

December 24-30

posted Dec 24, 2018, 11:55 AM by Katie McMahon   [ updated Dec 29, 2018, 1:18 PM ]

Hi Team! 
It's a recovery week :)

We do not have a team practice tuesday as it is Christmas and our practice on thursday is during the day.
Please check your training plans for any self-training.

Remember: The number 1 thing you can do as an athlete to insure quality training sessions
is proper Nutrition and SLEEP!! 

The theme of the month is Gratitude. Every day take a moment every day to reflect on 
one thing you are grateful for and why you are grateful for it. 

Currently the conditions in the park are great for skiing on training skis, 
however, this could change, so be prepared!

Please check your emails for any last minute changes

My contact info is:
nordic-coach@chelseanordiq.ca

Please let me know if there are any questions!

Tuesday December 25
Merry Christmas!


Thursday December 27
Time: 10-12am
Location: P9
Activity: Technique of choice 

Saturday December 29
Time: 10-12
Location: P6
Activity: 4x5mins z4 Classic

Sunday December 30
Time: 9-11
Location: P5
Activity: Skate Distance ski with accelerations

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