Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This afternoon we ran our 2 mile uphill test and followed it up with a tough strength workout. Even though the team is the middle of a volume block, they ran well with lots of PR's.
Russell 13:20 (15 sec off PR)
Ben 13:23 *
Katharine 13:34 (2 sec off)
Koby 13:40 (7 sec off)
Neil 13:47 *
Kamran 13:59 *
Will 14:00 *(by 36 sec)
Eli 14:15 * (1:34)
Lafe 15:06 (49 off)
Mackenzie 15:13 *(36)
Anna L 15:21 * (22)
Tegan 15:35 (36 off)
Alex 15:51 (10 off)
Pippin 16:25 * (by 42)
Ana 17:05 * (54)
Lillian 17:39 * (5:08)
Mehana 18:20 * (1:52)
Sophie 19:38 * (shin splints)
Runners of the day are Lillian, Eli and Mehana who all set PR's by over a minute!
A generous donor has offered to match all donations up to $25,000 to the SMS T2 team. All donations made to the team by November 15th, 2014 will be matched.
The SMS T2 team has a simple but strong mission: prepare our athletes for international success and inspire the skiing community by giving back. Entering our third season, it is clear that the program is achieving our goals. Four of our eight athletes scored World Cup top 10’s and competed in the Olympics, three others qualified for the U23 World Championships and the eighth won a Europa Cup race. The team is involved in numerous outreach programs throughout the US, giving clinics, visiting schools, coaching at camps and helping with Fast and Female and Girls on the Run.
Our title sponsors, SMS and the T2 Foundation, provide a home base, facilities, vans, meals and some money for the athletes’ travel expenses. In addition, the athletes have a ski-a-thon fundraiser to help cover their race and travel expenses.
We need to raise an additional $60,000 per year to cover the coach’s salary, housing, waxing and supplies. If we raise $25,000 and get the match, we will be able to continue to offer the program for another year.
This is an exciting time for cross-country skiing in the US. Think of how good it will feel to know that you are helping not only our program, but also all of US skiing, with a donation to the team!
Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation online or send a check made out to Elite Nordic Fund to:
Elite Nordic Fund
c/o Sverre Caldwell
PO Box 128
Peru, VT 05152
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Instead of this hike, two boys opted to wait until Sunday and hit up Ascutney Mountain for a little mountain bike adventure. Many thanks for these two for letting me drag along! Anyhow, here are some picture highlights.
|Will I Am is quite the mechanic. This proved handy all day.|
|Will I Am is also a nasty biker...! Here he is, cutting through the woods.|
|Rustic leaves matched his orange helmut very nicely.|
|I once heard that ferns are a sign of good mountain bike trails. I'm not even kidding, I've been told this.|
|Leanin' into it.|
|Two roads diverge in the leafy wood... and we certainly didn't go down the double black diamond with the word "boulder" in it.|
|This is actually a steep drop off.|
|Uh oh. WILLIAM to the rescue!|
|Yum. Reeces + cup cake.|
Until next time!