9/28/2020 Team ER Asad’s Ascent Challenge


Team ER Asad’s Ascent Challenge

This challenge elevated Team ER training sessions to new heights!
The challenge was created by Team ER member Asad Khan.
The Asad’s Ascent Challenge was a two week challenge.
The Rules:
  • *  The first week of the challenge was to set your elevation gain bench mark for the second week.
  • *  Record and chart your total elevation gain for all of your training sessions for the first week. A GPS, smart phone or fitness tracking device was needed to complete this challenge.
  • *  Your total elevation gain for the first week was your goal to beat for the second week of the challenge. As an example if your total elevation gain for the first week is 500 ft of elevation, your goal for week two of the challenge will be 501 ft of elevation.
  • *  Team ER members could choose any mode of exercise to complete the challenge including running, walking, biking, or any combination.

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge:

Ken Frankenbery       Week One 6,046 ft      Week Two 5,694 ft

Asad Khan             Week One 1,703 ft      Week Two 3,512 ft

Scott Orlando         Week One 520 ft      Week Two 747 ft

Steve Zenar           Week One 554 ft      Week Two 660 ft

Gretchen Snyder       3,169 ft of Total Elevation

919/2020 Scott Orlando Coolville Paddle Sports Race Coolville, Ohio


Coolville Paddle Sports Race

Coolville, Ohio

8.4 mile canoe, kayak, and paddle board race

Scott Orlando

Finish Time:  1:26:34

Overall Place:  7th overall kayak

Division Place:  2nd place

Race Review By Scott Orlando

This was my first time competing in the Coolville Paddle Sports Race.   I haven’t been kayaking as much as I would normally like in order to prepare for a race like this but with so few races happening this year I decided I would give it a shot.  Many kayak racers have stated that this is one of their favorite races in Ohio and after my experience at the race I can now certainly understand why.  The race takes place on the Lower Hocking River close to the Ohio West Virginia Border.  The course starts with 4.2 miles of up river paddling with a tight turnaround under a bridge followed by another 4.2 miles back to the finish line.  The river is fairly wide with little to know current .  I actually didn’t see much difference at all in the water speed from the up river to the down river sections.  The race was very small this year and scaled down due to the pandemic.  The total race field was about 20 paddlers.   I think the cold temperatures, scaled down race, and pandemic kept a lot of recreational as well as competitive paddlers at home.  I will say that the paddlers that were there were some of the best in the area which made for a very fast race field.   The only kayak races I have completed at this distance have been all down river so my plan was to start a little slower and hopefully rely on my cardio training to help me pass other kayakers in the later parts of the race as they became fatigued.  It was a good plan in theory but in practice didn’t work so well as the strong field of paddlers never slowed down.   The race classes adhered to strict USCA guidelines. I raced my Stellar SR Multi Sport which was in the touring class that included kayaks 18′ – 20′ in length.  I finished 2nd in the class well off the pace of the winner of the class who also finished 4th overall.   I really enjoyed the course and thought the race was really well organized.  Hopefully the race will bounce back strong next year with a larger field that I plan to be a part of.

9/6/2020 Team ER Snyder’s Stair Challenge

Team ER Snyder’s Stair Challenge

This week’s Team ER challenge is the Snyder’s Stair Challenge!

Our very own Team ER member Gretchen Snyder had the idea for this challenge.

The Rules:
You must incorporate stairs into at least two of your training sessions this week.
You can choose to run, walk, or perform any type of exercise you like as long as you are doing it up and down stairs.
Once you have completed at least 2 training session that include stairs post a picture of yourself in your Team ER apparel to our Facebook page with the title: I completed Snyder’s Team ER Stair Challenge! #teamersnydersstairchallenge
You will receive 5 team points for completing the challenge and another 3 points for posting a picture. Earn 2 additional team points if you complete 3 or more training sessions that incorporate stairs.

All Team ER members that complete the challenge will be entered into a drawing to win Carb Boom Energy Gel and a Team ER mask.

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge And Earning 8 Points Each.

Asad Khan
Scott Orlando
Gretchen Snyder

The winner of the prize drawing for a Team ER mask and an assortment of Carb Boom Energy Gel is Asad Khan.

9/4/2020 Team ER Ab-Solution August Challenge

Team ER Ab-Solution August Challenge.

The August Team ER challenge is Hard – Core and all about the abs!
Almost every functional movement starts with the core muscles. Having a strong core is the foundation for better athletic performance. So this month is Ab-Solution August.
Challenge Rules:
  • You must complete at least one set of abdominal exercises every day for the month of August.
  • You may choose whatever abdominal exercises you like.
  • You may perform the same abdominal exercise each day or choose a variety of abdominal exercises throughout the month.
  • You decide how many repetitions of abdominal exercises you complete. Some more challenging exercises may allow you to only complete 10 repetitions per set while others might be 25 – 50 per set.
  • The longer you last in the challenge the more Team ER Points you earn.
    • August 1st – August 8th earns 2 points.
    • August 1st – August 15th earns 4 points
    • August 1st – August 22nd earns 6 points
    • August 1st – August 29th earns 8 points
    • August 1st – August 31st earns 10 points
  • Miss a day and you are out of the challenge.

Team ER Members Completing The Challenge:

Kevin Christensen completed the full challenge earning 10 points
Asad Kahn completed the full challenge earning 10 points
Mike Williams completed the full challenge earning 10 points
Jobadiah Christiansen lasted until 8-25 earning 8 points
Gretchen Snyder lasted until 8 12 earning 4 points
Scott Orlando lasted until 8-8 earning 2 points
Steve Zenar lasted until 8-8 earning 2 points

Jobadiah Christiansen is the winner of the prize drawing for a Team ER Face Mask and Assortment of Carb Boom Energy Gel.