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The 2017 !Fantasy Fitness Preview is ready for preview.

Rollerskis - if you'd like to rent a pair - read this 3 pair remain.

FF! Security Breach
If anyone has any information about who has been meddling with the leaderboard and draft day sites, and now, everything, please come forward. Check in with Joey Temali, he is investigating the breach.

Weight Room Fundraiser
Mrs. Kramer has said the spot that we will be most needed is the slot on Sunday, May 14th from 11:00am- 2:30pm. Sign up here. Expecting a big turnout!

Join Ian's Sunday Rollerski Club! Not too late to join! https://goo.gl/forms/PV0zOw68EJWJ30XQ2

The draft order for Fantasy Fitness will be picked via lottery after the Cross Country sign up meeting on May 17.
An owner's probability of winning is shown here.
Owners may review the lottery selection algorithm (slightly revised).
Registration for !Fantasy Fitness 2017 is now open!
!Fantasy Fitness Spring Rules Committee Notes
What is this Fantasy Fitness thing?
Fantasy Fitness Spreadsheet of people signed up already
Owners - you will find some value and an up-to-the-minute player list with last year's predictions and scores posted to Draft Day.

Cross Country Running - Basic Team Information
May 15 - all team owners must be registered for !Fantasy Fitness by 5pm
May 17 - Sign up and Info Meeting - 2:05 in room 3303 (draft order will be determined immediately after the meeting)
May 22 - !Fantasy Fitness registration closes at 5pm
May 24 - !Fantasy Fitness Draft Day
June 3 - First Day of !Fantasy Fitness Season
Aug 11 - Last Day of the !Fantasy Fitness Season
Aug 14 - First Day of Practice - 9:00 am on the track

Summer T-Shirt Awards - you have up to three options
1. Win your Fantasy Fitness Division - top two boys and top two girls in each division
2. Complete the 5000 Push Up Challenge
3. Earn a summer mileage award. To be eligible to receive this award the runner must submit your summer training log the first week of practice and complete 50% of your mileage by July 15.
  • High School Boys - 400 miles
  • High School Girls - 300 miles
  • Middle School Boys (going into 7th or 8th grade) - 240 miles
  • Middle School Girls (going into 7th or 8th grade) - 200 miles

A great guide for running - NY Times

Lisa Leo Photos from the banquet
Banquet Slideshow Photos

Summer Training options for Nordic Skiers
Minneapolis Ski Club - Coach Brochman
Endurance United
Loppet Nordic Racing

Unfair Shoes?

HP Endurance Athletes - join the Running2Win group to log your miles. Make an account at
http://www.running2win.com/ and use the team id T-183351174003-07.

Wed Mar 8 - We'll develop individual training plans for the next season. All skiers invited. Room 3303 at 2:05 until done.Here is an example. Developing Long Term Goals. Summer Running Plans Log Simple Annual Log Simple Weekly Log Salsa Scale - Weekly Planning

Racing Effectively - for nordic skiers, but works for runners too

Thinking about running or skiing in college?
http://www.scholarshipstats.com/crosscountry.htm
http://www.scholarshipstats.com/skiing.html

[[#|Shaping]] Your Future - Bryan Fish US Ski Team Training Summary
Two Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Nordic Skiing

Core Strength WorkoutNordic Strength WorkoutsWeightroom workouts Track Strength Workouts
On their computer at: www.wfnu.org. Just [[#|click]] the "Listen" [[#|tab]] on the top of the [[#|page]].
On [[#|a tablet]] or [[#|phone]] at: wfnu.caster.fm.
Or they can [[#|listen to]] a podcast after the show: https://www.mixcloud.com/mike- altobell-resendez/
The show is [[#|live]] starting at 10:00am on Saturday.
Andrew Poffenberger, the Endurance United [[#|Executive Director]], has developed an [[#|online petition]] that we and disperse to generate support for the project. The link for the petition is https://www.change.org/p/ minnesota-state-house- minnesota-state-senate- minnesota-governor-mark- dayton-make-snow-east-metro? recruiter=359314156&utm_ source=share_for_starters&utm_ medium=copyLink.
Team Banquet
Wednesday Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person
Who: skiers, parents and siblings invited
RSVP here - bring a check to the banquet made out to Degidios

NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pm

Team Banquet - [[#|RSVP]] by Friday, Feb 19
Wednesday, Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person - make your check out to Degidios - bring it to the banquet.
Who: skiers, parents, and siblings invited

[[#|Uniform]] Turn In, School Ski Return and Shack Cleanout - Feb 24 at 2:15. All skiers need to attend. We should be done by 3:30. Meet in [[#|basement]] to turn in uniforms first with the Athletic Director.
NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pmVarsity Girls Ski Team - save March 22, 5:45 pm for the School Board Recognition of Conference Champions. More details to follow.congratulations shout-out to the following Nordic [[#|team members]] who were named to the Ordway All-City [[#|Orchestra]] and Band, as determined by [[#|audition]].
Orchestra:
[[#|Tessa]], [[#|Abram]], Cat, Gabe, Tristan, Soren, Linnea, Ian, Nat
Band:
Isak, Mackenzie, Liam, Erica, Alec, [[#|Caleb]]
I could list their instruments, too, if you want.
Nat and Erica are first chair in their sections, Tessa, [[#|Abram]], Cat and Gabe are all 1st Violin, in that order.
Concert at the Ordway the evening of April 19.
Weekly Training log
Rollerski Checkout - we have many skiers requesting rollerskis. If skis remain by March 25 we will add more skiers to the list. Bring in the checkout form and $50 [[#|rental]] fee by March 25. We have a number of skiers that also want skis, so if your name is here and you don't want to rent skis please [[#|email]] Coach Moening.Registration: April 18, 6AM to May 23, 11PM - this gives the owners some time to prepare, and you can make announcements in the week leading up to registration closure. No late [[#|registrations]].Competition: June 4 (Saturday), midnight - August 12 (Friday), 11:59PM
!Fantasy [[#|Fitness]] News: Tate as agreed to help run the Fantasy [[#|Fitness]] [[#|contest]] again. This draft will be Wednesday, May 25 at 2:05. We are looking for potential "owners". If you'd like to be an owner contact brad.moening@spps.org
Owners: FFA, Jack J, Ian, Joey, ...........
On their computer at: www.wfnu.org. Just [[#|click]] the "Listen" [[#|tab]] on the top of the [[#|page]].
On [[#|a tablet]] or [[#|phone]] at: wfnu.caster.fm.
Or they can [[#|listen to]] a podcast after the show: https://www.mixcloud.com/mike- altobell-resendez/
The show is [[#|live]] starting at 10:00am on Saturday.
Andrew Poffenberger, the Endurance United [[#|Executive Director]], has developed an [[#|online petition]] that we and disperse to generate support for the project. The link for the petition is https://www.change.org/p/ minnesota-state-house- minnesota-state-senate- minnesota-governor-mark- dayton-make-snow-east-metro? recruiter=359314156&utm_ source=share_for_starters&utm_ medium=copyLink.
Team Banquet
Wednesday Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person
Who: skiers, parents and siblings invited
RSVP here - bring a check to the banquet made out to Degidios

NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pm

Team Banquet - RSVP by Friday, Feb 19
Wednesday, Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person - make your check out to Degidios - bring it to the banquet.
Who: skiers, parents, and siblings invited

[[#|Uniform]] Turn In, School Ski Return and Shack Cleanout - Feb 24 at 2:15. All skiers need to attend. We should be done by 3:30. Meet in [[#|basement]] to turn in uniforms first with the Athletic Director.
NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pmVarsity Girls Ski Team - save March 22, 5:45 pm for the School Board Recognition of Conference Champions. More details to follow.congratulations shout-out to the following Nordic [[#|team members]] who were named to the Ordway All-City [[#|Orchestra]] and Band, as determined by [[#|audition]].
Orchestra:
[[#|Tessa]], [[#|Abram]], Cat, Gabe, Tristan, Soren, Linnea, Ian, Nat
Band:
Isak, Mackenzie, Liam, Erica, Alec, [[#|Caleb]]
I could list their instruments, too, if you want.
Nat and Erica are first chair in their sections, Tessa, [[#|Abram]], Cat and Gabe are all 1st Violin, in that order.
Concert at the Ordway the evening of April 19.
Weekly Training log
Rollerski Checkout - we have many skiers requesting rollerskis. If skis remain by March 25 we will add more skiers to the list. Bring in the checkout form and $50 [[#|rental]] fee by March 25. We have a number of skiers that also want skis, so if your name is here and you don't want to rent skis please [[#|email]] Coach Moening.Registration: April 18, 6AM to May 23, 11PM - this gives the owners some time to prepare, and you can make announcements in the week leading up to registration closure. No late [[#|registrations]].Competition: June 4 (Saturday), midnight - August 12 (Friday), 11:59PM
!Fantasy [[#|Fitness]] News: Tate as agreed to help run the Fantasy [[#|Fitness]] [[#|contest]] again. This draft will be Wednesday, May 25 at 2:05. We are looking for potential "owners". If you'd like to be an owner contact brad.moening@spps.org
Owners: FFA, Jack J, Ian, Joey, ...........