Sunday, September 18, 2011

Anwatin Ski Team Practice

In 2008 Anwatin middle school started a cross country ski program through the support of the US Olympic Committee's Urban Development Program. Anwatin middle school rests on the edge of Theodore Wirth Park. With running, biking and skiing trails the school is an ideal location for a ski program. The goal of the program is to help introduce more inner-city youth to skiing.

John, the coach for the past two years, recently moved to a new job in Michigan leaving the program without a leader. With two weeks left to train for the City of Lakes Trail Loppett 5km, the program Caitlin and I helped run a few practices.

Ingrid, Muah, Mike, Issac, Anja ,Adia, Glory, and Caitlin

We found the world's largest dog on our pole hike

Seriously, have you ever seen a dog this big?
You never know what you might find out on the trails in the woods.

Agility and Plyometric training with jumpropes

Check out the City of Lakes Loppet website for a nice write-up on the training sessions:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Neighborhood Running

The 600 Block of Thomas Ave is getting a bit more fit this fall:

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Me, Lahti, Javari, Quinn, DJ, Anja, and Gerry

Gerry ready to go in his new jogging shoes

Our group of 5 grows as we run around the block. The neighborhood kids see us come down the street. They yell "Hey, what are you doing?" We respond, "We are jogging!" "I want to do that. I want to go jogging. We finished our lap with about 10 kids. It is awesome to have the group get bigger as you keep running.