Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Combi Workout

We headed to South Londonderry this morning for a combi skate ski and run workout. Though rain was in the forecast, the weather held and we had nice weather for practice. We skied Winhall Hollow & Thompsonberg Roads for 45 minutes to an hour and then traded skis for sneakers went for 40 - 50 minute trail run on the West River trail.

Toko is running a neat contest on their Facebook page - the USSA division that gets the most votes in a poll on their site wins $2000 worth of wax and tools for Junior Nationals! Support the New England team with your vote! If you're not already a fan of SMS Nordic on Facebook, check us out and follow us there.

More practice pictures from Monday & today here.
Chloe Levins came down from Rutland and trained with us this morning - great to have her join our large group of J2/J3 girls!
Mackenzie & Russell.
Issy, Koby, Anika, & Brooke.
Paddy leads the boys train - Hamish, Corky, Gino, Calvin, & Murph.
Switching gears to running: Kate & Mollie.
Hamish, Paddy, Calvin.
Poppet, Pippin, & Mackenzie.
Jimmy Levins (chauffer & big brother to Chloe), Boobs with Syd, and Koby
Sprinting in to win practice - Mac, Issy, & Murph.
Gino, Tyler, & Corky.
Alex, Sverre, & Brooke.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

And we're back! Winter Term skiers arrive!

We're off and running following a week-long break for Thanksgiving.
Our team added six more members on Monday when the winter term students arrived on campus - welcome to our new J3s and J2s: Alex, Helena, Katharine, Pippin, Koby, & Russell (all skiing above with Poppet)! It's awesome to have so many new faces join the team!

Everyone returned back to campus rested and ready to go and we hit the road first thing Monday morning for some L3 intervals for the older students and an easy classic roll for the new winter termers. This morning we did an easy run and then went out onto our ski trails and did a final sweep of the trails - removing rocks, clearing drainages, and installing new drain pipes.

Check out this interview with Heather Mooney '11 who heads to Innsbruck, Austria for the Youth Olympic Games in January with SMS senior Paddy Caldwell.
Winter termers assemble!
The boys - Gino, Mac, Calvin, Hamish, Tyler, Paddy, & Corky.
Charlie, Mac, & Tyler.
Corky, Calvin, & Brooke.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sprint Relay Pictures

This morning we hosted the Peru Relays in order to work off some of our Thanksgiving dinner.
Temps were rising quickly into the low 40's.
After a good warm up, we formed three teams of three.
each skier skied 1.2 km before tagging off.
Everyone had to do 4 "legs".
Austin, Eric and Erika led off.
Erika skied consistently with all 4 legs within 6 seconds of each other.
Gino, sporting his Rocky Mtn tights.
Natalie sporting her Dartmouth muscle shirt.
Izzy tries to hold off Tyler.
Eric rounds the "garden corner".
Austin zips around the "woodpile corner".
Karina teamed with Austin and Tyler for the win.

Annie storms up the hill.

That was tough.
Erika tags Gino.
Timers shack.

Post race pose, with teams below.