Summer Skiers

27.Jun.2019 by Caitlin Patterson

Written by Lina Sutro

Happy summer training! The GRP skiers are in full training mode with the edition of four new skiers joining for a summer of training in Craftsbury. This summer the editions to the Elinor’s house are Johanna Talihärm, Alex Lawson, Leah Brams and Lina Sutro. Johanna is back for her third summer in Craftsbury. This will be Alex and Leah’s first summer and Lina’s second summer joining. To get to know the summer athletes a little better we asked everyone some short questions:

What is the most fun workout you’ve had so far?

The toughest workout?

Something unexpected about your summer in Craftsbury so far?

Favorite meal from the kitchen?

For Alex the grass speeds have been the most fun, double pole intervals have been the toughest, and even though she’s spent a lot of time here in the summer with the junior ski program, she never realized how big of a community lives near and at the center. Her favorite meal from the kitchen are the feta and spinach burgers.

Johanna also agrees that the grass speeds have been the most fun workout so far. For her, skate and no-pole intervals are the toughest and seeing a black bear really closely has been a very unexpected sight so far this summer. As far as best meal, it’s probably a tie between pizza day and sandwiches on Sunday!

For Leah a great distance ski with Lina a couple days ago has been a highlight. The double pole intervals were probably the toughest and yesterday she saw a mother bird eat its baby bird’s poop! Lastly the tofu dishes are her favorite.

For me, Lina the rollerski workouts with speeds have been fun, especially when there is a big group all skiing together. The depletion workout we did last week was probably the toughest. My Favorite meal the kitchen makes is the black pepper tofu. And so far, the amount of bug bites I’ve gotten has been a little unexpected…was thinking it would be much worse.

So far, all four of us have had a really fun start to the summer and are looking forward to the next couple months of training and working!

Alex Lawson, Lina Sutro, Johanna Talihärm and Leah Brams