Homer Nordic now welcomes both men and women to participate for the entire 16 week season!  We are excited to grow participation to provide masters-level ski fitness training to a broader sector of the community. Homer Nordic is a program of Homer’s Kachemak Nordic Ski Club (KNSC).

Here is what you can expect for the 2020/2021 Season

We are currently planning to have a program this year, although it will look a little different so that we can all enjoy a healthy winter.  We will ask participants to follow social distancing guidelines. We will also follow Kenai Peninsula Borough School Districts risk guidelines to cancel practices if COVID infection rates begin to rise within our community.

This is a 5 month workout plan for skiers training for skiers who want to stay in good shape and challenge themselves to reach new levels in their workouts and skiing ability. We encourage all levels of skiers to come join us! Workouts will be adapted to all different levels. Every Sunday we will have workouts for the week posted. As we will be outdoors for group workouts please check for last minute location changes. Group workouts will start at NOON on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and start at 11 on Saturdays. Sundays will be rest days with some stretching and Friday will be a strength and balance session on your own. What to do for these on your own sessions will be given on Sunday with the rest of the plan. Technique tips will be during the warm up.

We will be structuring intensity of workouts based on a periodization plan. Intensity will vary from week to week going from easy to medium to hard and repeating. After each cycle we will up the intensity until 5 weeks before the Homer Marathon. At this point we will go to a 5 week race peak plan. We hope that there will be some participants who would like to go to a few races this year!

The weekly plan will generally flow as follows:

Monday: Balance and Specific Strength. 1 hour of level 1.

Tuesday: Hill Intervals Level 3 to 4.

Wednesday: 30 minutes of technique followed by a 60-90 minute distance ski.

Thursday: Speed Intervals Level 3 to 4.

Friday: Strength and balance on your own.

Saturday: Distance Ski 90-180 minutes Level 1. Great time for technique work for those interested.

Register now by first joining KNSC.

Kachemak Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) is dedicated to promoting Nordic skiing in the Kachemak Bay area in a respectful and inclusive environment on our ski trails and during our events. KNSC welcomes all to enjoy the delights of winter skiing in a safe, fun, and positive atmosphere. All Homer Nordic participants and its volunteer coaches are expected to act respectfully and in a sportsmanlike manner as per the KNSC Code of Conduct to safeguard KNSC’s culture of a positive, fun, safe, Nordic skiing environment.