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A day with the US ski team.
-7AM, GMVS team is out running. After enjoying our breakfast, we all put our training clothes on and get into the Sprinter. We drove for about 15 min with Preston Ipod songs playing one after the other. Finally we arrived, Justin gave us the instructions of today`s training and let us start our warm-up. We did a little loop with the US ski team to begin the workout. Everyone is now ready to start the hardest part of today`s training: 5x4min level 4 for the boys and, I think, 4x3min for girls. Everyone did well, especially David who was able to stay with the big guys all along the workout. Danny and John really pushed hard all the way.They also find the energy to accelerate in the last intervals going farther than all their previous ones. A special thanks to Dylan who cheered us and took some picture (he did a lot of sprints 1 or 2 days before so he took it easy). Danny, courageously asked Torin Koos and Garrot Kuzzy to come for dinner… guess what.. they accepted and David Chamberlain came too !!! We all help for the dinner preparation, but the girls did a really impressive job cooking home made bread and cookies. After this good meal we all went out to play with fire ..yeah you read it right , it`s not of of my french writer mistakes .. we really played with the fire and played mafia game. We had a lot of fun around this fire.Stay tuned for more info on our LP training camp.
Louis-Etienne Garceau


The girls.

We awoke to below freezing temps and a thick layer of rime on the deck, van and any equipment the kids left out last night, which led to the inevitable course delay. It turns out several inches of snow had fallen at the top of Whiteface and the race needed to be moved down the hill to lower elevation. All of the boys gave it a go with focus on technique and pacing properly for a race that only a few of the fittest skiers in the country could actually tackle as a race. Kristin and Elena gave it a go as a workout and we coaches were very proud that they had the confidence to let the pack go at the beginning and actually just SKI up the hill. That alone was hard enough–Elena’s average heart rate was 186! Kaitlin, Heidi and Andrea were bummed not to take part, but made the right decision and walked the entire course–cheering on their teammates and watching some of the best skiers in the country labor their way up the grueling climb.
I’ll let one of the kids update with a more experienced point of view later. If you want to see results: http://nysefnordic.wordpress.com/

Otherwise enjoy some of these pictures. The scenery down in the valleys is nothing short of prime.
Preston.
Andrew Newell and Garret Kuzzy.
Mr. Kuzio having a fine day.

Hansy.

Daniel Moore.
Louis followed by Danny.
Dylan with the eyes of the Tiger.
Sinner ripping it up.


Good Weather, Great Training.

Summer Camps wrapped up just in time for the Fourth. Our Second Annual Camps had awesome turnouts, with skiers from throughout New England. Each camp began with an adventure hike with poles, and concluded with an uphill roller ski challenge on Appalachian Gap.
All activities promoted ski specific technique on either roller skis or on foot. Athletes awoke to a morning jog and mobility exercises. During the day they had two workouts. Each night, group meetings focussed on skiing education and inspiration.
Many thanks to Paul Stone and Eric Carter (UVM), Colin Rodgers (Fischer/Sun Valley), and Sabra Davison (GMVS) for joining us during camp.

GMVS – APP GAP TT – Pursuit 7/3

# Battleground Start Club Skate Split Classic Split Total 07 vs. 08
1) Hilary Rich CSU 12:45 17:05 29:50 (-3:05)
2) Hannah Smith CSU 15:41 17:39 33:20
3) Kaitlin Fink Bedford XC 14:36 19:29 34:15 (-4:23)
4) Andrea Dunkle Tunbridge 15:27 20:31 35:58
5) Megan Trow Fall Mtn. 21:55 20:30 42:25
6) Heather Fisher CSU 17:58 24:56 42:54
7) Kelsey Colpitts CSU 20:45 27:20 48:05
Running
1) Thomas Haynes Harwood 12:00 16:50 28:50 (-0:14)
German Flats Start
1) David Sinlclair GMVS 17:41 12:58 30:39 (-2:18)
2) Noah Brautigam GMVS/Midd 20:08 13:19 33:27 (-1:29)
3) John McGlenn GMVS 19:56 14:14 34:10 (-11:54)
4) Peter Hegman MMU 19:54 14:29 34:23 (-6:56)
5) Dylan Grald GMVS/Ford S. 22:43 14:59 36:42 (-1:01)
6) Jackson Rich CSU 21:14 15:51 37:05 (-3:31)
7) Andrew Nesbitt Gould 20:54 17:24 37:10 (-0:48)
8) Max Ebstein Mt. Mansfield 22:30 15:48 38:18
9) Danny Kuzio GMVS 21:50 16:38 38:28 (-1:08)
10) Jared Supple Mt. Mansfield 23:18 15:55 39:13
11) Riley Walker North Country 24:41 15:46 40:00
12) Phillip Tosteson Ford Sayre 23:00 17:23 40:23
13) Paco DeFrancis Ford Sayre 23:35 17:39 41:14
14) Alec McGovern GMVS 25:57 18:18 44:15