Training in the vicinity of the best in the world!

WestonJuly 17, 2012

On Mondays we train at the Ethan Allen training site – home of the Vermont National Guard and many other military groups. The benefits of this venue include paved rollerski trails with zero traffic. Once in a while, there are other benefits – such as a National Team Camp for the biathletes. While we didn’t work with them directly, just being in the presence of the best in the world generates its own buzz! The biathletes — including several current and former Olympians — were working on shooting. But at one point, I caught most of them distracted by our rollerskiers! Maybe they saw some potential??

Tomorrow we’re going to do a workout in downtown Burlington — approximately 2 miles from Church Street. We’ll finish with a swim at the beautiful North Beach!

Here are some pictures from the Range yesterday:

National Team biathletes (right) are staring at the MNC crew!!
Destyni has come a long ways already this summer – never rollerskied before June!
Alissa Stone working on the double-pole intervals

Sam “mirroring” Anna – trying to match her stride

Some of the dudes

Craig Calhoun getting forward from the ankles
Colchester boys Ethan and Nigel working on some striding drills

Forrest Hamilton finishing strong on his 4×6′ L3 intervals

The serpentine group of gals warming up

4 school districts represented here!
Another new-comer to rollerskiing – practicing the dobule-pole

Louis St-Pierre navigating the “black hole” downhill with the sharp right

Nigel running too fast for focus

Nigel practicing a section of trail that he hasn’t seen before

Sam followed by Parker – working on the specific strength repeats

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