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See you in the Summer of 2018


Cross-Country Session Photos, 2016

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Cross-Country Session Photos, 2015

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Cross-Country Session Photos, 2014

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North Shore Session Photos, 2016

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North Shore Session Photos, 2015

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North Shore Session Photos, 2014

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North Shore Session Photos, 2013

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I Survived Braz Camp, 2013


North Shore Session Photos, 2012

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North Shore Session Photos, 2011

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GTD Cross-Country Staff

GTD Program Director
Fernando Braz
Go to this page for information about Coach Braz.

North Shore Staff
Peter Cirafice
- Peabody High distance coach
- competitive runner and triathlete for over 30 years
- completed 34 marathons (2:39PR)
- completed over 200 triathlons, including 7 Ironmans (4 in Europe, 1 in Canada, and 2 Kona World Championships)
- completed over 100 duathlons (including 3 World Championships in Switzerland)
- PRs include 4:37 mile, 9:47 2 mile, 15:53 5K, 33:09 10K, 73:45 half-marathon, 10:10 Ironman
- expertise in blending nutrition, yoga, cross-training to develop HS athletes

Colette Madore
- Central Catholic cross-country coach; indoor/outdoor distance coach
- cross-country coaching since 2003; track coach since 2011
- named Cross-Country Coach of the Year for 2016 by Lawrence Eagle-Tribune
- competitive runner for many years; completed 9 marathons

Sarah Oliver
- Varsity xc and track athlete at Marblehead High School
- NEC cross-country champion, 2014
- Tufts University track & field: javelin, hammer, shot put
- American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
- avid focus on weight lifting, triathloning, and yoga

AJ Ernst
- Runs Cross-Country and Track for the University of Virginia
- 4:06 mile, 3:47 1500m, 1:50 800m
- 3x MA State Champion, 2x MA Runner Up
- Graduated from Marblehead High School
- 4x Boston Globe All-Scholastic
- Has worked with Coach Braz for 4 years

Zach Grube
- Peabody High Track and Field coach
- Competed varsity for 4 years at Peabody, serving as captain for 2
- Won Emerging Elite Nationals junior year of high school in high jump
- Competed for 4 years (8 seasons) at the UMass/Amherst in the 60m, 110m, and 400 meter hurdles, as well as the 500 and 4x400
- Coach at the GTD All-Sports program since 2011

Dave Smith
- GTD Director


Comprehensive 8-week Program

GTD’s 8-week comprehensive program is for collegiate, high school, and middle school student-athletes who are training for the fall cross-country season.

The program includes training guidelines for 56 days. The first 14 days are off-site, and the next 42 days of daily training include 18 onsite sessions.

Onsite session disciplines include core, circuits, base building, plyometrics, resistance training, threshold work, technique and form, concentration, focus, and racing strategies.

The comprehensive program is 8 weeks of progressive training.
To supplement the onsite sessions, athletes in the comprehensive program receive a week-by-week progressive training outline.

Athletes will train with appropriate peer-level groups.

6-week Onsite Program
The optional 6-week program includes 18 sessions with disciplines that support an athlete’s existing summer training program.

What's it like at an early morning xc conditioning summer session?


Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers

Question -- Can someone miss time in the program and still participate?
Answer -- Yes. The program has the flexibility and ability to implement conditioning to those who miss onsite sessions. Please tell Coach Braz when you will miss a session so that you receive a conditioning model to stay on track with the program's progressive discipline.

Question -- Will the program continue to offer conditioning during the non-supervised days?
Answer -- The Comprehensive program provides a weekly conditioning guideline that includes off-site training.
Note -- For some athletes, if not many, captain's practices may be on Tuesday and Thursday. If this is the case, the captain's practices will take precedence over the GTD workout for those days.

Question -- Who do I pay? If I miss time, is the program pro-rated? Are refunds available?
Answer -- You may pay online at this link, with a check made out to GTD, or in cash. The fee is $195 for the Comprehensive program and $170 for the onsite-only program.
The program is not pro-rated.
Refunds are not available.

Objectives

Agility

Balance

Cardio

Flexibility

Form

Technique

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