Congratulations to Nicole Czajka for her new online media profile with coach.ca
Click on the following link to learn more about one of our own!
The strength training program as been moved to the fitness room at the new Sport Manitoba building – 145 Pacific Avenue. Bring an exercise mat if you have one!
The April 2010 training plan for CWG athletes is now uploaded onto the site. Please go to the CWG training page for more info.
Canada Winter Games Athletes
April 1, 2010
In preparation of the Canada Winter Games in Halifax everyone will have to train consistently to earn a spot on the team and to have a successful competitive season.. It will take a team effort AND solid smart training from every athlete. February 11 – 20th is only 10 short months away and to ensure a strong healthy week at the Games, training begins now.
This year training cycles or phases will be designed per month. Try to stay within 10 % of the training plan and record everything you do on I-Log. You are allowed only one mulligan per month. That means that everyday is training except for one day per month. It is always tricky with colds and flues but the minimum is either a 25 min run or 30 min weights or dry-firing.
April is the month where I encourage running, hiking, paddling or biking. Listen to your body and be aware of your Zones of Optimal Performance (ZOP). Start tuning into when your body feels the best. Use “coping strategies” to recover or get into the right state of mind.
As mentioned in the Training Program I want you to record morning heart rates and sleep hours. It is not critical what these numbers are to start with because everyone is different but when a pattern changes it will be a good indicator. I feel the big difference this spring will be the dry-fire hours you will be putting in and the rifle holding. The testing at the beginning of the month (3,000 m run) will be performed again at the end of the month so be prepared.
525 hours of training per year is a real commitment but I feel all of you can do it. Every month will be hard. The intensity and the hours will be gradually increasing until they peak just before the race season. There will be more flexibility in the program this spring but I would like to see the total hours completed without more than 10% deviation. This year means TRAIN EVERYDAY, no exceptions.
We will represent Manitoba at the Canada Games with the best team possible and that means everyone must do their own part. Train when others are not. Good Luck.
Gregg Campbell (Canada Games Coach
BAM wishes to congratulate Megan Imrie on her Silver Medal performance in the 7.5km sprint, as well as Jessica Biggs, who won a Bronze in the 10km pursuit at the 2010 Nationals in Canmore
Megan Imrie award ceremony
Jessica Biggs award ceremony
This is a link to a photostream from the Nationals Championships. There are some great shots of our athletes, but you will have to search through a bit!
Come out to Falcon Lake for a fun (and likely soggy) day of racing! It’s a go!
At this point, the conditions are still acceptable for what is likely the last race of the season. This Saturday is the 2nd Annual Random Relay Fun Race! However, please check your email or this site before leaving for Falcon Lake, as things may change… Registration at 10am, shooting clinic at 11am and race at noon.
Ed Ostanski passed on some photos from the Feb Cup race. You can see them along with others at