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Nakkertok Master's Programs for Winter 2008
By:  Jo-Ann Holden   (2007/09/04)

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Nakkertok is offering 3 different Masters (adult) training groups for the coming season: Racing, Touring and Dryland.  Read below to find out more.

To register for any group, or if you have questions about the programs, contact masters@nakkertok.ca

Nakkertok Racing Masters

The Racing Masters is designed for adults who already love to ski and are intermediate level or higher. If you are interested in training to ski faster or longer and if you already participate year round in aerobic activities such as jogging, running, cycling, roller skiing or soccer, this will be an exciting program for you. Prior race experience is not required.

Racing Masters have two coached practices a week from September to March:

In the Fall the group roller skis on Sunday afternoons, and meets for Dryland Training on Thursday evenings. In the Winter there are practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. They generally alternate between classic and skate techniques. The coached practices are led by Mike Vieira, whose skill and enthusiasm earned him "Coach of the Year 2006" by Ski de Fond Quebec.

Skate and Classic technique are key elements, as well as ski fitness, strength, race preparation, training skills and race tactics. There are friendly, low-key time trials and sessions on mental training, physiology and nutrition. Detailed training plans are provided for short races, 25 K, 50 K or for the Canadian Ski Marathon. Race support will be provided at a designated local race (most probably the Keskinada).

Complete information about the Racing Masters can be found at http://www.nakkertok.ca/masters/Racing.html

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Nakkertok Masters Dryland Training

This popular program returns for the 4th year. It is ideal for adults who want to be ahead of the game and ready to ski when the first snow arrives. It’s high energy, challenging and lots of fun!

We meet Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 at Mooney’s Bay, beginning September 13 and finishing when there is snow. The weekly mix includes ski fitness, technique, strength, plyometrics, agility, balance, speedwork, hills and relays!

Complete information about the Dryland Training Masters can be found at http://www.nakkertok.ca/masters/Dryland.html

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Nakkertok Touring Masters

There are no prerequisites for this program except that the participants should already be comfortable on skis. If you ski a few times a year, would like to improve your skills and ski with others, this would be an enjoyable program for you. There are no technical, speed or distance requirements. The two weekend clinics are held early in the season, followed by organized ski tours.

The three day classic clinic covers the basic techniques needed to enjoy an outing in Gatineau Park: diagonal stride, double poling, uphill and downhill techniques, step turns, lane changes and quick stops. There will also be information on gear and a waxing demonstration. The clinic finishes with videotaping and an indoor social.

The three day skate clinic follows a similar format. Techniques include one-skate, two skate, offset, marathon skate and downhill techniques.

Complete information about the Touring Masters can be found at http://www.nakkertok.ca/masters/Touring.html

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