This Coming Week the 16th of July, 2018

Good Afternoon All,

This coming week is the 2nd week of the 4th month of training. It is characterized by a lot of strength work, and a fair amount of distance and intensity. First summer rollerski biathlon race of the year at Elk River is on Thursday late afternoon/ eve. Please let me know if you are coming, I am working on a start list.

You should be putting in at least 4 roller ski workouts this week. Race on Thurs, a over distance ski of over 2 hrs earlier in the week with some hard sprints thrown in, a specific strength [double pole 10km + legs only 10km] and a Threshold block workout next weekend after some recovery from the race on Thursday. Other activities that are good will be lifting a couple of times, biking standing up, a few short hill runs with poles, and some swim time for cool downs…check your time plans for a time goal.

The schedule for the Nisswa area for the week will be:
Tues 1:00 at the range—some might be late, get there when you can—accuracy, range procedure and some hard combos running.
Thurs- lv Nisswa at 1:45 for ER. Pickup in LF at Holiday at 2:30. Arr ER at 4:00—help set up—zero at 5:00 race at 6:00 or a bit earlier depending on numbers and how zero goes.

Please get your logs up to date—and if you have some gaps earlier in the year—go back and estimate what you did that week. An estimate is better than a blank. For those sharing with me, I will check in on your log, for those not, please forward your current updates to me.

Enjoy the Journey! Hope to see you on Thursday at Elk River! I am expecting we will end up with around 12-15 participants, mostly newcomers. So don’t feel bashful!!


Bill Meyer, Coach
Nisswa NW Biathlon

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Thursday, July 19, 2018

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Signup Online: https://goo.gl/forms/dB7YYhpFcIgr4wJf1

Race Announcement 7_19_18

  • 10K Interval Start (3 medium / 2 short loops)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • 10 second interval starts
  • Registration 4:30 PM
    • Please have your paperwork and payment complete before you come to the range.
  • Zero – 5:00 PM
  • Race Start – 6:00 PM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian to volunteer. 

Any questions? – Call Brian Wray at 651-366-2952 

ER Clinic and Race photos – from Brian Wray – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Higher resolution images here: https://photo.wrocket.org/2018/elk_river_novice_clinic_part_ii_and_race/

MN Biathlon Summer/Fall Schedule – 2018/2019 Training

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MN BIATHLON
SUMMER/FALL SCHEDULE
2018/2019
TRAINING YEAR

New Training year begins April 16th, 2018

May Camp 5.19-20 Mt Itasca- Introduction to biathlon, fitting rifles, and shooting focus

June Camp 6.13-23 Mt Itasca- Shooting camp. First week for all, second for 2nd yr + athletes

July Biathlon Race- 7.19 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis –Thurs eve

Vermont Training Camp 8.5-12. Plus travel days. High level training at Jericho, VT

August Biathlon Race- 8.23 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Thurs eve

Sept Biathlon Race- 9.23 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday morning

Oct Camp-10.18-21 Mt Itasca- Intensity focus-Sunday moves to Elk River

Oct Biathlon Race- 10.21 Elk River—Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday morning

Please note the above schedule is subject to changes. Normally about 2 weeks ahead of the event an “Invitation” will be sent out by email. Please respond to those so the organizers can plan for the appropriate number of participants.

The Camps are designed for younger athletes—generally age 13-25. Those older are invited to all the races, and to participate in the camps as coaches or coach/parents.

2nd Novice Clinic and Rescheduled MNCup #9 – 3rd of March, 2018

Hi Everyone–
Unfortunately we had to reschedule the race planned for today due to a lot of snow over the past couple of days, anticipated poor driving conditions [they were]  and a low number of experienced participants interested in racing.
Accordingly, a decision was made yesterday to do the race immediately after the novice clinic next weekend. That Novice clinic is only open to those contacted by Brian Wray as the second tier of those who signed up a few weeks ago.
We again need volunteers to come for the novice clinic with their rifles and help pass on that knowledge to the newcomers. The first group, yesterday, had a great time as did the volunteers helping!!
This coming Saturday we are going to revise the program a little. Instead of a small practice race, novices will be doing the full timed course with 4 shootings, starting in the lineup immediately after the experienced racers. Novices will not carry, but be directed to a shooting point with a rifle as they come into the range, shooting prone on standing. Experienced athletes will carry their own rifles.
An alternate course will be provided for those uncomfortable with the longer distances. Those athletes will start after the first leg of shooting.
The schedule: Saturday the 3rd
10:00 am arrive to help set up the range
11:00 Novice clinic begins
12:30 zero for experienced athletes—and a few shots for returning novices from yesterday
1:30 or when zero is done…race begins.
Please let me know if you plan to attend by Wed evening!!
For others with interest, there will be another novice event at Mt Itasca on Saturday, the 10th of March in conjunction with MNCup #10
Thanks
Bill Meyer, Coach
Nisswa NW Biathlon

MN Cup #9 Elk River – RESCHEDULED For SATURDAY, March 3rd – RESULTS

Elk River Winter Biathlon

NEW DATE – Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

(Previously Sunday, February 25th, 2018)

Woodland Trails Park, Elk River, Minnesota – Directions

Elk River Spring Race – 2018-03-03 – By Event
9.0km (5×1.8km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Gangi, Frank Jr YM 1:40 48:16 46:36 +0:00 0 1 3 2 6
2 / 1 Gangi, Frank Sr MM 1:20 48:26 47:06 +0:30 3 2 2 2 9
3 / 1 Jones, Justin N 5:40 54:59 49:19 +2:43 1 1 0 0 2
4 / 2 Cervenka, Matej YM 2:00 51:59 49:59 +3:23 0 3 3 2 8
5 / 2 Del Toro, Joey N 5:20 56:05 50:45 +4:09 3 1 0 0 4
6 / 3 Tessier, Violet N 4:20 1:01:20 57:00 +10:24 1 0 3 0 4
7 / 1 Bosek, Kaisa YW 1:00 59:13 58:13 +11:37 1 1 2 0 4
8 / 4 Ewing, Grace N 5:00 1:09:04 1:04:04 +17:28 1 1 0 4 6
6.6km (2×1.8km, 3x1km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Bosek, Ryker B 2:20 47:32 45:12 +0:00 4 2 0 0 6
5.0km (5x1km)
Place / Class Name Category Start Finish Overall Back P P S S Total
1 / 1 Beyer, Tom N 2:40 21:51 19:11 +0:00 0 0 2 0 2
2 / 2 Petroff, Ricky N 3:00 22:29 19:29 +0:18 0 0 0 0 0
3 / 3 Christensen, Noah N 3:20 28:20 25:00 +5:49 1 2 0 0 3
4 / 4 Swanson, James N 6:20 33:22 27:02 +7:51 1 0 2 0 3
5 / 5 Thoen, Josh N 6:40 34:15 27:35 +8:24 0 2 0 2 4
6 / 6 Christensen, Eli N 3:40 35:37 31:57 +12:46 1 1 1 1 4
7 / 7 Casey, Aaron N 4:00 36:43 32:43 +13:32 1 1 0 0 2
7 / 7 Saxton, Tim N 4:40 37:23 32:43 +13:32 0 0 0 0 0
9 / 9 Ambrose, Will N 6:00 40:22 34:22 +15:11 4 1 2 2 9
Note: All novice racers (N) shot from the prone position on standing targets.

2018-02-25 Elk River Winter Biathlon Registration

Interval Start, 4 shooting stages
Men – 12km
Women – 9km

Registration opens 12:00 PM
Zero at 12:30 PM
Race starts at 1:30 PM

$10 per racer entry fee, checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon

Volunteers needed for race timing, range control, and setup/teardown. Contact Brian at brian@wrocket.org or 651-366-2952

Sign-up online at  https://goo.gl/forms/bvFHrhBwW6fS0N352  or day-of in-person.