Today was exciting for a couple of reasons. First, we got to train with two members of the Dartmouth men's carnival team, (Thomas Woolson (GMVS '11), and Prescott McLaughlin). They set an awesome track for the kids to follow and talked to them about tactics. Then we ran 3 separate sections: an apex drill, a 24m corridor, and a GS course that incorporated rhythm changes and under-gates. The kids did a really good job adapting to the new set of challenges presented by the rhythm changes.
After lunch we did static stretching and core for regeneration. At the end, we did a plank competition. Our victor, Griffin, lasted for 6 minutes and 30 seconds (pictured above). At our nightly meeting, Thomas, who happens to be the captain of the Dartmouth ski team next year, came back to talk to the kids. He covered a bunch of different topics, including the importance of balancing academics and athletics, dealing with pitfalls and plateaus in performance, and committing yourself to do what you love.
Tomorrow is our last day on snow, and we have an exciting surprise in store!