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Winter Conditioning

Important Information

Winter conditioning practices are normally held each day after school between the last weeks of November (before Thanksgiving break) through mid-February. They are held Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:30pm and Fridays from 3:30-5:30pm. Conditioning practices are open to the entire Woodson school body and are not mandatory for crew participants. That being said, history shows that the athletes who participate in conditioning practices are best prepared for the competitive spring crew season. Those who attend bond with their teammates and coaches and in the process develop a sense of team they take with them into the spring season. Coaches highly encourage rowers and coxswains to attend as many conditioning sessions as feasible. Attendance is taken to track which students are at the practices, but does not affect the selection of spring lineups. 

What to bring:
–Clothing for working out indoors and outdoors in the cold
–Sweat pants, a hoodie sweatshirt (or hat), and gloves
–Water bottle – LARGE!  Needs to be filled before practice
–Snack to eat after school and before practice
–NEW running shoes!!!  Shoes CANNOT be more than 4 months old!

What to expect:
–Athletes new and returning to the team will be challenged physically and mentally. Expect some sore muscles and exhaustion as winter conditioning kicks off.
–Support and encouragement from Parents and teammates is essential!

The Practices:
–Running, circuit, erg, and weight training
–10K, 6K, and 2K testing