Springtime at Weston

Springtime at Weston

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Test Results from Summer Camp 2014

We had two big timed events at camp.  First was an agility test.  Second was a time trial of four repeats of skating up a rolling hill.  Results are below.  What do you need to work on?

Agility:

Chris 1:47, 1:44
Lewis 1:43, 1:41
Gavin 1:48, 1:48, 1:47
Leah 1:55, 1:53
Jacob M. 1:53, 1:47
Max 1:41, 1:42
Talia 1:58, 1:57
Will 1:52, 1:47
Zoe 1:52
Julia K. 1:55
Jacob J. 1:54, 1:52, 1:55
Katrin 2:09, 2:05
Tyler 2:13, 2:11, 2:15
Julia H. 2:25, 2:15
Ella 3:12, 3:55
Lily 2:35, 2:19
Lydia 2:33, 2:36
Izzy 2:09, 2:04
James 1:52, 1:45, 1:44, 1:45
Janelle 1:56
Jeanne 2:06, 1:59
Hanna 2:42, 2:32
Emma 2:49, 2:47
Becca 2:29, 2:10
Allie 2:22, 2:16
Madeline 2:38, 2:37
Kevin 2:10, 2:05
Gabby 2:18, 2:20
Oliver 1:48, 1:44, 2:08, 1:43
Emily 2:21
Isaac 2:13, 2:14, 2:10
Joey 2:20
Phoebe 2:17, 2:15

Skate TT presented as a picture of the results.  Let me know if you want to type it into a spreadsheet that will total the times...


Final Camp 2014 Report

Best Camp Ever!

Don't worry, this is just a drill!
After doing core and swimming at Lake Dennison State Park several campers volunteered to be subjects in a training drill for the lifeguards.  Below you can see Zoe after being "rescued" and pulled from the water on a backboard.


While the lifeguards drilled, our boys Will and and Lewis filled in as temporary guards.


Safety first (helmet, reflective vest), but when you go hard in rollerski intervals, sometimes you fall down. Ali took a hard crash and drew some blood.


Coach Dorcas Wonsavage educated the campers on the local flora.


One of the joys of summer camp is the many hours of unstructured time.  Although campers would like to have even more of it.  Nice to be "rich in sunny hours and summer days and spend them lavishly" as Thoreau said.


Thank you to coaches Dorcas, Kathy, Audrey, and Chris.  Thank you to all junior counselors.  Thank you to all parents for supporting this camp.  We made excellent progress on technique and fitness and had lots of fun.  Tentative dates for next year are July 6 to 11.  I will post agility test and skate interval time trial results very soon.

See you next year!

Coach Rob

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CSU Summer Camp Mid-week Repor

Tonight (our third night here at the Winchendon School) we worked on Visualization and Imagery.   Since the school is located in the center of an 18 hole golf course, we stretched out on a tee to visualize the perfect race.


After our visualization session we repaired to the cafeteria to enjoy some skits put together by the athletes.  They were extremely amusing with arch commentary on over-indulgent parents and the over-reaching of the Patriot Act.  Apparently, it is a clear sign of terrorist behavior if you steal Wood Skis.


It was good that we had plenty to keep busy this evening as the previous evening a few campers couldn't resist breaking curfew.  They ended up wiping down tables and doing dishes as penance today.



In the morning we did a long distance skate ski on the quiet roads of Rindge NH.  The weather was much drier after last night's thunderstorm.  In the afternoon, we did some quality classic technique work.

Yesterday we spent the morning hill-bounding on Mt. Watatic.  We stopped at the summit for a team photo.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Sunny day at Littleton


Ok, I accidentally posted these to the wrong blog, which is why you're seeing them a week late. Technology is difficult for old people... 

Only photos from those on the Cisco loop today, since that's the loop I was on. Gorgeous day for rolling!





You really curse yourself for not having any money when you roll past a lemonade stand complete with a trumpeter! (He was pretty good).


Uh oh... Violet's been skiing behind Rosie and picked up the head tilt!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CSU cape CID camp


Day one greeted us with stellar weather but hot temperatures. So we decided to make full use of the beach. The ocean had built a sandbar 100 yards out but left a nice wide river for safe water fun activities. We had relays paddling boards, swimming and running. after a short break we did core in the ocean surf. Ah nice and cool when the waves come up. Then a fe clouds moved in and we claimed the parking lot for classic technique workouts which were followed by a short interval up the hill at the end. By 7 everyone was hungry and Sue and Dave had already prepared a wonderful pasta Dinner with Kale salad. Today started early with a quick out meal to energize. By 8! We were on our skis exploring the bik paths that wind through the dunes of the province lands. freshly paved - awesome! We master all the little hills up and down and then stopped at the visitor center. The ranger was very nice and showed us a movie on the geological history of the Cape, the whaling and the origin of the US coast guard. By 11 we were back hungry of course and after a lunch everyone is taking a break to evade the high heat of the day. we are also preparing for some rain but as you know CSU is a resilient crowd and I am sure a bit of weather will not impact further fun. So all is well here. I tried to post on the blog but it would not let me do it with pictures from my IPod.

Gunther
 

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Gunther

Friday, June 27, 2014



Day three at Regional Elite Camp.  Above Bryan Fish, USST Development coach, demonstrates bounding technique to the east's best juniors.   He emphasized how we can work on basics on foot and translate them to skiing.

In the morning, as you can see below, we did a beautiful two hour double pole rollerski along route 9N by a  beautiful flowing river.  After our workout we jumped in the river for a cool down.



In the evening, Nathan Alsobrook, coach at Bowdoin,  delivered an excellent talk on developing speed for skiers. 

We're having a great camp at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Lake Placid.  Great weather and great training!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Speed test

Monday we did a speed test. V2, no pole, and double pole, for a short slightly uphill distance.  This is a nice test, because it really points out which area of your skiing you need to focus on most at the moment.  Nice work to everyone!  And no blood today, that's a good day.  Results are below the photos.

Receiving instructions. Look at all those well-trained safety skiers with both wheels on both skis off the pavement when they're stopped!


Mr. Bossman gives the instructions.


Gavin in the no pole


Leah no pole.


Dedicated timers, braving the hordes of mosquitoes.


Hannah takes off


The J2 line-up


Artsy? or just bad photography.


Check out the nails on Katherine!


Amie found some Toko deodorant in Rob's backpack.  Seriously Rob, you thought you needed some emergency purple stick wax in June?


Clara, double poling faster than my camera could keep up


Jacob and Lewis, doing one extra speed.

The first-year J2s did technique tonight, that's why they're not in the results.

Speed Test 6/23/14
Last Name
First Name
V2
NP
DP
Radigan
Will
15.4
17.63
17.5
McEwen
Gavin
14.03
18.07
15.1
Meyerson
Jacob
14.75
19.00
15.00
Nottonson
Lewis
14.66
16.19
16.00
Hardin
Jackson
15.72
20.75
16.22
Brams
Leah
18.12
18.12
19.5
Reider
Hannah
22.06
22.91
24.59
Reider
Madeline
21.47
22.81
23.62
VanDendries
Gabby
19.31
22.57
22.04
Seltzer
Talia
18.66
21.35
24.5
Deneau
Janelle
18.87
20.63
24.06
Cole
Izzy
18.81
21.9
20.53
Seltzer
Phoebe
21.75
23.4
26.37
Homa
Julia
19.03
20.9
22.22
Cousins
Lucy
29.06
31.87
33.91
Yoder
Meg
17.87
20.12
19.93
Skahan
Allie
18.72
21.91
21.06
Cole
Charlotte
18.75
23.41
20.9
Cobb
Rosie
19.03
22.31
21.22
Cousins
Clara
17.47
21.31
19.6
Bram
Cate
15.41
18.37
17.9
Simon
Emma

a) 21.44
b)20.68
c)20.78