Friday, November 14, 2014

Bounding workout on new Prospect trails/Snow in Williamstown

Looking down, onto new trail at Prospect

Team gathers before dropping in!


Heading into banked S-turn

Fresh flakes!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall Update

It's almost that time of year, and each day I'm getting more and more excited to see snow.  Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, and despite the 60 degree weather we're currently experiencing, it definitely feels like winter is looming.  The skis are being prepped, wax is being organized and stocked, the coffee mugs are always full, and the team is looking ripped!  Today, we're heading up to Prospect to do some L3 bounding intervals.  The new homologated 5k course is complete, and we are pumped to preview what we'll be skiing on once snow flies.

Eliza - Crushing the pull-ups

Vanya - "Is 30 pull-ups bad?!"

Freshman Sarah Becker, and Captain Will Wicherski hammering push-ups

Senior Vanya Rybkin - Who invited this guy?!

Hans, Will, Jack, and Ben during a bounding workout

Jason giving the Women instructions.

Foliage on campus.

Men's team running on the new track

Women crushing L4 track workout!

Classic technique on some new pavement.
Thanksgiving training camp is right around the corner!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Training

Hello Williams Ski Team Followers!

We've had a great first 4 weeks of official practice and I have a few pictures on my phone that I wanted to share, plus some of the new trail work at Prospect. The team is looking very fit and we're working our way through a tough 3 week training cycle right now. The weather has been hit or miss, but we've been getting in high quality workouts nonetheless! We're excited to keep building fitness throughout November as we head to our first on snow camp at Craftsbury over Thanksgiving.

Perry has been hard at work in the ski room hallway

Nice work Mr. Thomas!!

Women's team on top of Pine Cobble
during a distance workout

Eliza, Olivia, Hannah B., Rebecca, Sarah A. Jenna, Kristin
Heidi and Sarah B.

Men's team looking highly
visible in Pownal

Wrapping up at dusk after L4 Intervals
on Whitman Rd

Schnell Preview = WET and FOGGY
The trail was really slippery, so we had to switch workouts to the strength test followed by the Pine Cobble Hill Climb. Results coming soon!

The weather was much nicer on Monday
for agility and speed training

Know the spot? Thank you Tom and Liz!

Downhill Slalom

Will working the downhill

Hans, Luke and the boys

Will leading the men's team
in 4x10 Threshold Intervals

The foliage is still beautiful!

Coach Thomas hitting the dining hall
during our hazing meeting. For the record
I am not forcing Perry to eat
Lucky Charms and drink
coffee at the same time...after dinner
The trail work continues at Prospect. It is going to be a blast to ski these trails this winter!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Greylock Rollerski Race

Sunday, October 19, 2014.  Notch Road, Williamstown Massachusetts - Mount Greylock.  9 o-clock in the morning, the Team, as well as several other die-hard cross-country skiers, began the ascent up Greylock on roller skis.  Most skated, some classic skied due to injury.  The wet, leaf littered, winding, and steep road provided a challenging race course.

At the start.

Men's Winner - Jordan Fields

2nd - Will Wicherski

3rd - Vanya Rybkin

Women's Winner - Sarah Abramson (Classic)

2nd - Hannah Benson

3rd - Olivia Meyerson

Overall Results


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trail Work at Prospect

Bud and I traveled up to Prospect today.  They are currently hard at work on the new homologated 5k course.  New culverts are being put in place for optimal drainage.  New trails are being cut.  Current trails are being widened and smoothed out.  We are going to have some killer skiing at Prospect!  I'm really impressed with all the work that's being done, and excited to ski on the new trails this winter.

Looking up the screamin' decent into the stadium.

Banked corner going into final decent.

Drainage, drainage, drainage!

Working new trail.