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WEST YELLY info !!
Sep 23, 2014, 11:32 am

 The 2014 West Yellowstone Ski Trip is now posted! (10/6/14) 



An email was sent to your parents, but here is the link, if you did not get the document.  




If you are going- sign up asap- send in forms & deposit to address listed.This trip filled up very quickly the last couple of years!  


Email or call coach Johnson with questions.





UPDATES  (as of Tuesday, 9/30)


- 9440 pounds was the official weigh in for our Fall Magazine Drive.   YA HOO!


- Congrats to the guys on our team:  Ryan, Wolfie, Paul, Spencer & Chaz.  These guys will be participating in this week's Mesabi East Fall Homecoming! 


- PreSeason / Sloppy Joe Supper & Meeting:   for new & current skiers and parents.  Sign up, Season & Team info to be presented, along with meeting your coaches! 


         DATE: SUNDAY, NOV. 2. 6pm.

       PLACE:  MESABI EAST SCHOOL, in the large  commons


        Questions?  Call Coach Johnson, 229-2413






Summer is back??! 

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days - the snow can come- on the first day of practice. End of that story.....


The Fall Magazine Drive was a HUGE success!  The biggest fall drive ever to date!  Not sure of the exact poundage yet, but here is a picture from the Krog trailer.  Full to the brim.  THANKS to all for collecting, saving, & helping spread the word for this fundraiser.  Many kudo's to Tom & Lisa, Sandy & Karen for their help on Friday. .




Some upcoming events and information to watch for:


West Yellowstone Ski Trip Information - trip is Friday, Nov. 22 - Sat. Nov. 29. Sponsored by our ski friends of Duluth East.

• ME/ VA/ E-G Nordic Ski Team / Parents Information Meeting - Sunday, Nov. 2nd.  Place / Time to be determined.

•  First day of practice - Tuesday, Nov. 11




Fall Magazine Drive & ... Snow ??
Sep 9, 2014, 9:49 am


Ok, so someone recently mentioned that word ... (SNOW) and got me thinking about our team- and how much fun and success we had last season, throughout all the (COLD) and snow that we encountered!  The days are getting shorter, and with hopes of an early snowfall - it won't be long and we'll be back together on those skinny skis!      


With the second week of school in action, the fall MAGAZINE DRIVE is upon us.

Tell your friends, family, co-workers to clean out those closets, attics & garages of magazines, catalog and glossy paper.  The big drop off is this week, Friday, Sept. 12th, 4-7 pm in Virginia, at the Village Inn / Herbergers Parking lot. 

This fundraiser is a win win for us ($ for ski trips, wax, etc) and our environment!  For questions, call Sandy Tardiff - 229-2199, or Lisa Krog - 744-1293.  Thank you for your support!



From the news, I have seen a bit of fall sports action results - and glad to see so many of you involved in swimming, soccer, running, tennis, volleyball & football.  If you're not involved in an organized sport, our team has roller skis available for use - if you'd like to tune-up those ski muscles!



Good Luck and keep up the great friendships when competing against your (ski )teammates from the ME, VA & EG schools!






Aug 4, 2014, 7:36 am




When: Saturday, Aug. 16th.

Leave: Eveleth school at 9:15 am

Bring: Running gear, swimsuit, towel & your appetite!








Note a few changes ahead for this week- and lots of events to choose from! 


Mark your calendars for two important dates next week:


  - MON. AUG. 11th- fall school sports start !!

  - SAT. AUG. 16th - the super fun McCarthy Beach outing!







4 Aug Mon      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room and Gym     Wagner                 780-7813

4 Aug Mon      6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to Wag’s Food!       Hawley                 248-5861


5 Aug Tue        ***No Practice, Cross Country Coaches Clinic***


6 Aug Wed      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee        Wagner                780-7813

6 Aug Wed      5:15-7:00 pm  *carpool from Eveleth-5pm*  E-GHS 400’s at Virg. Track   Hawley & Wag       248-5861


7 Aug Thu        8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Gym B-Ball Contests            Wagner                780-7813

7 Aug Thu        4:30 - 6:00 pm *kayak is cancelled*   Running/Bounding - Giant’s Ridge  Johnson       750-7904


8 Aug Fri          8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee        Wagner                780-7813


9 Aug Sat        9 a.m., LongyearLake Fun Run/Walk 5K,

                                  @ Chisholm http://www.longyearlakefunrun5k.wix.com

9 Aug Sat        9 a.m., Merritt Days 5K/7K/10K Run/Walk

                                  @ Mt.Iron, salpeterangelo@yahoo.com

9 Aug Sat        9 am     HillCity Quadna Triathlon

                                  @ HillCity:  http://hillcityminnesota.com (canoe/bike/run)


11 Aug Mon    ***Start of the Cross Country Running, Swim & Soccer Season! ***


16 Aug Sat      10 a.m., Trail Run/Swim/Picnic at McCarthyBeachState Park in Side Lake, MN


WEEK 8 of summer training
Jul 28, 2014, 8:18 am

  UPDATED SCHEDULE  (as of Tuesday, July 29) 


**UPDATE FOR JULY 31, THURSDAY's pm WORKOUT:  RUN AROUND the LAKE - at Coach Gus's house **

  5:30-8:30 pm - Coach Gus's house at Voyeuger's Retreat (by Giant's Ridge).  Runners will run around the lake, and Coach Gus will shuttle them back to his house with his boat.  Picnic afterwards with hamburgers, hot dogs & smore's around the campfire.  Runners can bring their own preferred beverages.  All fitness leaders are invited too!  Carpoolers from Eveleth will meet at 5 pm at the E-G high school.   Call Coach Wagner at 780-7813 with any questions.            

 Kudo's to all who are continuing their training in a way that works for you & your families.  If you can't attend a session or two-because of work,vacation, camping, etc.,  plan your day to include a mini-workout, to make you stronger & faster.   Simple dynamic stretching along with core / strength excercises count!  Maybe your'e traveling - find some steps or trails- and do some repeats.  Find your creative sport thoughts, and put them to work.  Only 2 weeks till the official start of your fall sports season! 


It is never to late to get your friends or teammates involved with the GUTS / Range Summer Runners! Encourage them to  join you in a session or two this week!



More kudo's to all who ran the Fisherman's Pt. 5K from our GUTS / RANGE SUMMER RUNNER GROUP (and alumni high school runners): Sam H, Stephanie, Emma G, Josh, Amelia, Sam J, Drew, Bennett & Danny.   Nice representation from our local stars! 

 And...  THANKS THANKS THANKS to everyone who volunteered and to Coach Wagner for his official timing services! This race cannot be done without the support from so many families and skiers- and you all show up & make it happen every 4th Saturday in July!     


 FP 5K results are up! Find them at www.northlandrunner.com or http://www.fishermanspoint5k.com 






28 July Mon     8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room and Gym    Lere                      410-2269

28 July Mon     6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to ElyLake           Hawley                  248-5861


29 July Tue      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room and Gym    Lere                      410-2269

29 July Tue      6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHSEvelethTown Run       Hawley                    248-5861


30 July Wed     8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee   Wagner                780-7813   

30 July Wed     6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS 400’s at Virg. Track    Hawley & Wag       248-5861


31 July Thu      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room and Gym    Wagner                780-7813

31 July Thu           5:00-8:30 pm     *Meet at EG school- carpool to Coach Gus's house*       Wagner            780-7813 



1 Aug Fri          8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee   Wagner                780-7813



2 Aug Sat        Mesabi Trail Bike Tour, @ Eveleth:  http://www.mesabitrail.com/trail-activities

                        (no fee!)  Contact Coach Johnson for an entry form



WEEK # 7- with summer like weather !!!
Jul 20, 2014, 1:09 pm


Another log of work-outs in the book!


Congrats to Sam J. & Ryan P. for running (fast too) the Park Point 5 Miler on Friday!




 The Fisherman's Point Race   is this Saturday- July 26 9 am start.   This event usually brings in about 250 + runners & walkers, hopefully you'll be one of them!  It is also one of our biggest team fundraisers- so spread the word -  and encourage your friends and teammates, (parents too!) to participate in the 5k run or 5k walk.


If you are interested in running the FP 5k Race on Saturday, download an entry form (off of this website) and get it to Coach Johnson or Coach Wagner before Friday. 

There isn't a fee for G.U.T.S. members, but your race information is needed for timing, t-shirt, etc.  Pick up your bib and t-shirt in the Pre-Registration line on Saturday morning.  All other ski team members - the fee is $10.00 per skier, and $ 15.00 for a family member.

** Volunteer help is always needed, so if you aren't running, we could use your support on the course somewhere! **




                                                               WORK OUTs for  WEEK # 7


21 July Mon     8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Gym and Weight Room           Lere                        410-2269

21 July Mon     6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to Ore-Be-Gone          Hawley                    248-5861


22 July Tue      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Gym and Weight Room         Wagner                    780-7813

22 July Tue      10:00 - noon                Roller Ski, Giant's Ridge              Johnson                   750-7904

22 July Tue      6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to Virg. Overlook       Gustafson              (952) 686-4695


23 July Wed     8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee        Lere                        410-2269

23 July Wed     6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS 400’s at Virg. Track         Hawley & Wag          248-5861


24 July Thu      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Gym and Weight Room        Gustafson               (952) 686-4695

24 JulyThu       4:30-6:30 pm               Hoyt Lakes Arena, Fartlek Run

                                                           through FP 5K course.                Johnson                   750-7904

                                                           *Bring $5 for picnic dinner* (6 pm)


25 July Fri        8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee       Wagner                    780-7813 


 Event of the WEEK!


26 July Sat      9 a.m., Fisherman’s Pt. 5K Run http://patchins.net/fishermanspoint5k/  (no fee for GUTS members!)



And... the 2014 GUTS tech shirts are in!  Pick yours up from Coach Johnson!





WEEK # 6 !
Jul 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

 So much to do... so little time ...  we are now moving into Week # 6 - already!


There is a lot of fun variety listed on this week's schedule, make a plan to committ and reach those end of summer goals!



14 July Mon     8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room                       Lere                      410-2269

14 July Mon     6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to D.Q., bring $$       Hawley                 248-5861


15 July Tue      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room                       Wagner                780-7813

15 July Tue      10:00-noon                  Roller Ski, Giant's Ridge              Johnson               750-7904

15 July Tue      6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS 3-Person Relay at F.P.      Gustafson   (952) 686-4695


16 July Wed     8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee         Lere                      410-2269

16 July Wed     6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-G:  Car Pool to Big Aspen          Hawley                  248-5861


17 July Thu      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room                        Gustafson   (952) 686-4695

17 July Thu      4:30-6:30  pm              Biwabik Beach: Trail Run / Swim   Johnson                750-7904


18 July Fri        8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee          Wagner                 780-7813



Events of the WEEK!


18 July Fri       6:30 p.m., Park Point 5 Miler, @Duluth:  http://grandmasmarathon.com


19 July Sat      10:30 a.m., Color Dash 5K, @ Virginia YMCA:  http://thecolordash5K.com/virginia



Week # 5 of summer summer summer training!
Jul 7, 2014, 7:46 am

Hey runners, swimmers, soccer players, skiers...



Here is the next phase of summer training! 


By now, you should be in the groove and feeling good- about how you are treating your body & mind!  Grab a a friend or teammate, and bring them with to one of our workouts- it is never to late to join in the GUTS / RANGE SUMMER RUNNER program!  



Make a committment to each day and you'll have an easy start to your fall sports season... (Aug. 11)



Have a great week!



TRAINING July 7-July 11


Date                Time                            Location                                 Group Leader          Phone

7 July Mon       8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room                   Lere                      410-2269

   7 July Mon      6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to ElyLake              Hawley                 248-5861

8 July Tue        8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room                   Wagner                780-7813

8 July Tue        6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to Leonidas           Hawley                 248-5861

9 July Wed       8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room + Frisbee   Lere                      410-2269

9 July Wed       6:30-8:30 p.m.             E-GHS Run to Ore-Be-Gone    Hawley                  248-5861

10 July Thu      8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G Weight Room                   Wagner                780-7813

10 July Thu      10:00-noon                  Roller Ski - Embarrass Lake boat landing Johnson                750-7904

10 July Thu      6:30-8:30 p.m.             Giant’s Ridge Dorms               Johnson                750-7904

11 July Fri        8:30-10:30 a.m.           E-G weight Room + Frisbee    Wagner                780-7813





12 July Sat      8 a.m., RedOre Run5K or 10K, @ Hibbing:  http://www.redorerun.com

12 July Sat      9 p.m., Glow Run 5K, @ Duluth:  https://www.glowrun5K.com


Week # 4- Happy 4th of July!
Jun 30, 2014, 8:12 am




Another great week of training in the log books!  



Several members of GUTS / RANGE RUNNERS stayed awake long enough to RACE at midnight last Friday.  Great job everyone! 











This week is a mandatory week of ' OFF TRAINING ' from the MSHSL.  What that means is - no organized training with any coaches. 



What that doesn't mean... is that you still can:




              Try a new fitness hobby- rockclimb, hike, mountain bike, catch fire-flies!

              Do an OD.  "Over-Distance" Run, bike, swim, etc.  Get out of your comfort            

                 zone  while increasing your endurance!

              Discover that trail - that you've always wanted to explore!

              Run or volunteer at a race- there are many local holiday events to choose 

                 from...! Some are listed below & check out www.northlandrunner.com !

              Take a tour! Show your parents / grandparents  where you've been hanging for the

                  last 3 weeks of work outs!



 Eat Right! 

              Focus on your nutrition! 

               Think about what you are putting into your body as fuel. Your body is your machine. Want to

               perform at your top gear- always?  Then put the right fuel into it, and you'll see results in

               many many ways;  in your training, during your race, and on your recovery days!  







July 3

- Firecracker 5K in Eveleth, 8 am.





July 4


-  Biwabik 5K, 8 am $ 10.00 fee


- Ely's 4-Miler, 9am 





Enjoy your holiday week of family & friends and we'll be back in action  on Monday, July 7th!




























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