Posts Tagged ‘skiing’
We’re only a few days into 2018, so to wrap up 2017, here are 17 photos. They offer a glimpse of what the ski team, and I personally, have seen and done from November through the end of the year.
What do I think of my 3 shiny new US National titles from Anchorage? THAT will have to wait for a future post!
Check the Outdoor Center website, such as https://www.craftsbury.com/general/about-the-center/news/detail/1942/ for news recaps, or visit our GRP or Outdoor Center Facebook pages for now.
Most of the GRP skiers and biathletes spent Monday Oct 30 – Thursday Nov 2, and Monday Nov 6 – Thursday Nov 10 at Foret Montmorency. The Foret Montmorency is a skiing/research/vacation facility operated by the University of Laval, and it is located about 1 hour north of Quebec City in Eastern Canada.
Fortunately for us, based in Craftsbury in northeastern Vermont, it’s only about a 4-4.5 hour drive to the Foret. This made it possible to go up north two consecutive weeks, returning to VT for a few days of the weekend and the NENSA Elite Rollerski race at Trapps on Saturday Nov. 4th.
During both 4-day camps, we put a big emphasis on technique and making sure to ski with good body position. Pepa was out on the trailside for every session, capturing video with her iPad for us to review after the ski. This constant feedback loop of ski-video review-ski can be extremely useful for making changes, but it also requires you to stay mentally engaged the whole time for the most benefit.
Camp week 1 included several distance sessions, skate jump skate speeds, classic start practice, 3 minute classic/DP intervals, and a skate time trial. Camp week 2 included more distance sessions of both classic and skate, 90 second classic intervals, and 3-4 minute hard skate intervals.
Enjoy the photos below. For more media – photos and videos from the camp – look at our Instagram or Facebook pages.
Ida leaves for Europe on Nov. 15th, the domestic biathletes leave for Canmore on Nov. 20th, and the domestic skiers leave for West Yellowstone on Nov. 21st. The winter of racing is right around the corner!
Photos by myself, Caitlin, unless otherwise noted. Thanks for reading!
We GRP skiers and biathletes may not have been active on this blog platform recently, but we’ve been extremely active on the trails and results sheets around the world!
Where to even start?!?
Susan was 2nd at BIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Ida was 3rd in the World Cup classic sprint in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next year’s Olympic venue!
Ben won the US Nationals 30k classic at Soldier Hollow!
Kait, Caitlin, and Liz swept the Supertour podium for the 5k classic in Ishpeming!
Clare skied to career best results at Biathlon World Championships with a 20th place in the sprint… Emily finished 26th and 27th at the IBU Cup in Slovakia in addition to many NorAm victories back in the US… Caitlin finished 4th in the skiathlon and the team sprint in the Pyeongchang World Cup… Liz finished 13th in the skiathlon at the Pyeongchang World Cup… Hallie won the NorAm sprint race in Lake Placid, NY… Alex was 2nd in two races at the Lake Placid NorAms… Mike was 3rd and 5th at Lake Placid… Heather was 6th in the Truckee classic sprint… Ethan was top 10 in many NorAms in the past month…. Mary was 2nd in an Eastern Cup, 15th in the Ishpeming Supertour 5k classic… and that’s just the tip of the results iceberg, I’ve forgotten many notable finishes.
Several of the skiers and biathletes have been great about keeping the Craftsbury Outdoor Center website news feed updated with results, so make sure you’re checking into this page http://www.craftsbury.com/general/about-the-center/news/ for weekly racing reports from the GRP as well as the younger Craftsbury skiers.
Also we have tended to turn towards personal blogs and websites to express ourselves and document races and trips more often. Why is this? Maybe it seems like less pressure, to represent ourselves as individuals, rather than as an individual writing to represent the team. Whatever the reason, you the readers may not know of all our team members’ blogs, so here’s a list of links, in order of most recently updated.
Caitlin Patterson: https://caitlinpatterson.wordpress.com/
Clare Egan: https://clareegan.wordpress.com/blog/
Hallie Grossman: https://halliegrossmanblog.wordpress.com/
Emily Dreissigacker (Kingdom Cakery blog): http://www.kingdomcakery.com/
Kaitlynn Miller: http://kaitlynnmiller.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Guiney: http://elizabethguiney.blogspot.com/
Heather Mooney: http://heatherjoymooney.com/
Ida Sargent: http://idasargent.blogspot.com/
Ben Lustgarten: http://www.benlustgarten.com/
Susan Dunklee: https://susandunklee.wordpress.com/
Enjoy reading a few of these blogs, check our Instagram (@greenracingproject) and Facebook pages for quick updates from the road. And future blogs will be coming up soon on this page too!