Several members of the U.S. Ski Team and National Training Group came out for Day 2 of the Lake Placid USST dryland training camp on Thursday, competing in a classic rollerski sprint.
Over the two-hour time trial, six women and nine men raced four times — the women on a 1.3-k loop and the men over 1.5 k. Everyone advanced to the finals, and the idea was to go hard.
Here is a recap in photos (select each for larger image). Stay tuned for more on the camp.
Dartmouth skiers Sophie (r) and Isabel Caldwell (l) warm up for the prelims.
Freeman powers off the start line during a team time trial at last year’s U.S. Ski Team dryland training camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Corey Stock, of the National Training Group, near the top of the climb.
Skyler Davis, of the USST Development Team, accelerates from the start after head coach Chris Grover gave the go-ahead. Davis did not race additional heats because of illness.
Matt Briggs, of XC Oregon, tucking the long downhill
Tad Elliot, of the USST B-Team, on the long grind.
David Sinclair, of the National Training Group, strides out.
Six women line up for the quarterfinal of the classic sprint time trial at the 2011 Lake Placid USST training camp. Ida Sargent (front left) and Liz Stephen (in yellow) listen to USST head coach Chris Grover.
USST head coach Chris Grover watches the first group of men race by. At front, Sylvan Ellefson (in white), Noah Hoffman, Tad Elliott and Kris Freeman.
The second group of men in the sprint time trial await their start. From left, Chase Marston (Middlebury), Doug Debold (Middlebury), David Sinclair (Dartmouth) and Sam Tarling (Dartmouth).
Second group of men race up the hill.
National Training Group skier Anne Hart (l), Sophie Caldwell and Corey Stock (r) take a breather after one of four heats in the sprint time trial.
Noah Hoffman, of the USST B-Team, focuses on technique between heats of the sprint time trial at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid.
USST A-Team skier Liz Stephen, center, takes off with the pack.
David Sinclair rounds the entrance gate at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid.
Liz Stephen cheers on Noah Hoffman, front (in blue), Kris Freeman and Tad Elliott in the time trial sprint.
Zach Caldwell, left, notes the finish time of Matt Briggs, front, and Sylvan Ellefson.
USST coaches Chris Grover and Bryan Fish, center, assist Kris Freeman (l), Noah Hoffman and Tad Elliott (r) with lactate-threshold and heart-rate tests after the sprint final.