Monthly Archives: February 2016

2015-16 Season Per Cent Back Calculations

As an interesting metric of how well you did in any race I have calculated each athlete’s percentage back of the average time of the 2nd,3rd and 4th racer.

Boys Per Cent Back Girls Per Cent Back

The numbers along the bottom represent the races in order.

1 – Foothill Classic,  2 – Sugar Bowl Freestyle,  3 – Truckee Sprints,  4 – Mammoth Classic,

5 – North Tahoe Skiathlon,  6 – State Championship Classic,  7 – State Championship Skate

If you were 100% back it means your time was twice as long as the 2,3,4 average.


Here is a table showing the percent-back-summary    If the trend was negative it means that you were improving through the season (we won’t dwell on what a positive trend means!).   A small standard deviation means that you had more consistent results.  Don’t read too much into it but these are interesting numbers.

Practice Scheduled Changed this Week

The weather forecast for Wednesday promises a fairly miserable afternoon with rain and winds till around 10 pm.  As we do not have a CNISSF Race this week we are postponing our on-snow practice till Friday afternoon when conditions promise to be much more pleasant.  There will be no practice dry-land practice on Wednesday, but if you have equipment issues that need resolution please contact me and I can come up to school if needed.  We will hold a normal dry-land practice on Thursday after school.  Our Friday practice may run a little later than normal as the next day is not a school day.  We will be home by 8:30 pm at the latest.  The Doodle Poll has been changed.

Erika Wolf Going to Junior Nationals

Yesterday evening the Far West Nordic Junior National Team was announced (a photo of Erika is featured in the announcement!).   This team represents  California, Nevada and Arizona against the other USSA Divisions.   As expected, Nevada Union Nordic team member Erika, had earned a spot on the 20 Girl squad, by racing in all seven qualifier races and producing a qualifying time in four of the races.   The final qualifying race was held yesterday morning and was on an extremely challenging course.  This year Junior Nationals will be held near Cable Wisconsin on 6-13 March.  There are four races against the best junior Cross Country skiers in the country.  erika-cropped