Check Us Out! (Photos, photos and more photos!)

Big thanks to Jessie, who got in contact with our friend and photographer, Reese Brown, about coming over to Stratton to do a photoshoot with us. Even bigger thanks to Reese for making the trip over and capturing some awesome shots!

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He came over to Stratton on Saturday morning for our classic intensity workout. Before starting our intervals, we all sharpened our pole tips and grouped up to discuss some goals for the workout. After explaining the workout to us, Coach Pat had us each share something we thought we could bring to the workout and something we were hoping to work on during the workout. Personally, I think I’m a smooth level 3 classic strider, so I was willing to let people hop in behind me during those intervals. Areas that I can improve in are keeping my workouts in true L3 and working on staying relaxed, but strong, while double poling.
Coach Pat sharpening some poles
Coach Pat sharpening some poles
Some strong and beautiful ladies matching before the workout began
Some strong and beautiful ladies matching before the workout began
Simi and Paddy warming up for double pole intervals
Simi and Paddy warming up for double pole intervals
We headed out on the flats for the first half of our interval session to do some double poling. We took turns leading and following because it’s important to feel the difference and practice drafting and skiing in a pack. When you have a head wind and can feel the effect of drafting so much, it’s a great opportunity to ski with someone who is a stronger double poler than you are by hopping in their draft and learning a thing or two!
The train of dudes working together
The train of dudes working together
The train of girls trying to mimic Jessie's impressive double pole
The train of girls trying to mimic Jessie’s impressive double pole
After the double pole intervals, we headed to the steep stuff to get some striding practice in. We’ve put a huge emphasis on double poling so far this summer, so it felt good to get some different muscles firing and practice our striding. Threshold striding intervals are one of my favorite workouts because if you can nail the pace and the technique, you can be moving along really quickly, but also have it feel really graceful. It’s tough to always do both, but every once in awhile you can and it feels GOOD.
Train of ladies chugging up the hill
Train of ladies chugging up the hill
And our cabooses!
And our cabooses!
Andy striding it out
Andy striding it out
Sim looking smooth
Sim looking smooth
Ben and Paddy
Ben and Paddy
Reese took a ton of great photos and here are a few more good ones from our cool down after the intervals.
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Erika focusing on technique
Erika focusing on technique
Jessie head on
Jessie head on
We don't usually ski all the way across the road
We don’t usually ski all the way across the road
Me, happy to be finished with my intervals
Me, happy to be finished with my intervals
The SMS T2 ladies coming for you
The SMS T2 ladies coming for you
All smiles
All smiles
Thanks again to Reese for taking the time to come visit us!
-SC
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