Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race – Sunday, September 30, 2018

Elk River Roller Ski Biathlon Race

Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon
Sunday, September 30, 2018 

Race Announcement and Registration 9_30_18

  • Men – 11.4K (5 Medium loops)
  • Women – 9.3K (3 Medium / 2 Short loops)
  • Boys / Girls – 7.1 K (1 Medium / 4 Short loops)
    • PPSS with Penalty Loops
    • 10 second interval starts
  • Registration 9:30 AM
    • Please have your paperwork and payment complete before you come to the range.
  • Zero – 10:00 AM
  • Race Start – 11:00 AM
  • Cost – $10.00 (Cheap!)
    • Make checks payable to Minnesota Biathlon
  • Please let Bill Meyer know, by email wmeyer@nisswa.net if you are going to race.
  • Volunteers needed!! Please call Brian to volunteer.
  • Any questions? – Call Brian Wray at 651-366-2952

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

MN Biathlon Summer/Fall Schedule – 2018/2019 Training

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- 9.30 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday – 10:00AM Zero

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.

June 2018 – Midwest Regional Biathlon Camp

Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp
June 13-17, 2018
Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids MN

This camp will focus on developing biathlon shooting skills- position, accuracy drills, and combo training for athletes that have varying experience in biathlon. Volume training, rollerskiing, running, as well as strength and technique work.

2018 June Midwest Regional Camp Registration Form
June Midwest Biathlon Camp Schedule

Who:

  1. New athletes: 14 years and older must be a good skier – perfect camp, if you are serious about biathlon. Shooting (including rifle set up) focused on accuracy, practicing both positions – prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure, accuracy shooting, combo shooting.
  2. Experienced athletes – great camp to improve your biathlon skills: shooting – check position – make adjustments, focused accuracy  and  combo shooting, rollerski technique, strength.

Daily schedule (below)  shooting twice a day with 1 or 2 physical workout as well;
Sunday 6.17 – Summer Biathlon Race ( Running)

Dates: Wednesday, June 13 at 10 AM at Mt. Itasca – Sunday 17th at 11 AM

Cost : $270.00  includes use of venue, coaching, housing, food.

What to bring:
We will be camping at Mt. Itasca therefore  you will need a camping gear tent, mat /air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow. Option is also sleeping in the wax room.
You will need  rifle, 1 brick of ammo (some ammo will be available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate rollerski equipment,  helmet, water bottle carrier. Bring some rain gear and also a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting.   Bug spray may be a good idea as well. On Saturday there will be a rollerski race and on Sunday a Running Biathlon Race

2018 June Midwest Regional Biathlon Camp Schedule
Date Time Place Workout
We 6.13 10:00am M.I. Dry fire, accuracy shooting 1:30h
2:00pm M.I. Dry Fire, accuracy shooting, shooting test 1:30h
3:45pm M.I. Easy rollerski 1:30h
Th 6.14 8:00am M.I. Uphill Test
9:00am M.I. Easy combo 1h
2:00pm M.I. Shooting drills, tests 1:30h
3:45pm M.I. Rollerski – Double pole
Fr 6.15 8:00am M.I. Shooting drills ,Combo shooting 2h
pm OFF, or accuracy shooting
Sa 6.16 7:30am Fairg. Rollerski Timetrial 11k
10:00am M.I. accuracy shooting – optional
3:00pm M.I. Shooting drills, Combo shooting 1:45h
Su 6.17 9:00am M.I. Summer Biathlon Race – running,   7.5k

MN Biathlon and USBA memberships

Below is the MNBiathlon Membership form for this year. Please note: this membership runs from May to May. Also below is the USBA membership which normally runs from Oct to Oct, but if you are planning on attending camps or races before Oct, and are not a current member of USBA, you will need to join now. Our insurance program comes from USBA.

2018-2019 MNBiathlon Membership Registration Form

USBA Membership Form

For those in the Twin Cities area, we have 3 options for you. Simple outstate membership with no use of the Elk River facility except for races; membership plus use of the ER facility, but not the new TC Club training program; or the full program including once a week coaching until Labor Day.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thanks
Bill Meyer, Coach

Annual Membership

Attached is the membership form for MNBiathlon for the 2015/2016 year. This membership is due in the spring of each year. The USBA National Membership comes due in Oct. If you are going to participate in biathlon this season in MN you should be a member. To participate in any MNBiathlon races you need to be a member. Donations are always appreciated!!

The fees are used to support athletes, maintain the ranges, and this year in particular, to repair and upgrade our club rifles.

Please take care of this today, and mail it to me at the address below. Checks should be made to MN Biathlon.

1516 MNBia Membership Registration Form