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Archive for September, 2009

The First

Monday, September 28th, 2009
Theres always going to be a first:
First hockey stop.

First hockey stop.

 

First real baskets.

First real baskets.

 

First casualty.

First casualty.

 

First sighting of the competition.

First sighting of the competition.

 

First yellow snow. But like any good athlete, its not really that yellow.

First yellow snow. But like any good athlete, its not really that yellow.

Put Away the Rollerskis

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

So, we are there…. that small slice of the year where ski-specific training is a little bit up in the air… Usually lasting about a week, it requires some creativity; too snowy to rollerski, but not quite enough for legitmate skiing. But not for long… Its continuing to dump as I write this.

3/4 inch spikes anyone? XC Regionals this morning at Birch Hill....

3/4 inch spikes anyone? XC Regionals this morning at Birch Hill....

 

That first time always feels so weird... the skis are way too long

That first time always feels so weird... the skis are way too long

 

World Cup lawn sprints

World Cup lawn sprints

Four Letter Word, Starts with “S”

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Got home last night and this happened.....

Got home last night and this happened.....

New Shirts! and I guess PRs too

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The past 2 weeks have seen 2 time trials, 2 races, and plenty of personal records throughout F.A.S.T.

  • Labor Day 5k – A flat n’ fast 5000 with a handful of sharp turns and a section of dirt mixed with gravel. Weather was the ideal mid 60’s.Mile 2David and Werner both broke 16 minutes for the first time, 15:49 and 15:52 respectively. Reese finally broke down the 18:00 minute wall with a 17:32!Finish Line
  • Cripple Creek Roller Ski Time Trial – A roll-y 9k skate race. A new course record was set by around 20 seconds, with everyone setting new personal bests on the course.
  • Ester Dome Uphill 5k – If you can run this faster than you ever have previously, its a great indicator that you are in better shape. Great times posted through the team. Winning time, David with a 23:08. Course record was set by NCAA stage winner Marius Korthauer in 22:40.
  • Equinox Relay – A marathon broken into three parts: rolling hills for 8.5 miles, up Ester Dome then out and back on the ride for 8.5, and then downhill for 9. Race MorningThe StartHandoffEnd of Leg 2Roger ClosingWork hard, play hard, train hard, race hard. Keep it cool though, and think snow!