It was an 8 pony tail week!
Coach Wilson instructs on the finer points of fartlek and tempo running
Craftsbury Common grass is perfect for strides and drills before the workout
Melissa, Annemarie and Eilidh ran strong in a pack
Bryce, Allan, Drew and Adam concentrate on their task
Black River antics after the Common workout
The Paw-Paddle event had the teens tearing through a huge mud and water ditch
Justin, Bryce and Eilidh are in there somewhere!
The water portion of the race begins with mayhem
Rachel, Shannon and Drew were the speediest paddleboard
Dom flies into Big Hosmer
Olivia, here for the third year, is heading to Vassar in September – we will miss her
The whole gang – it was a week to remember
High school cross country week entails a whole lot more than just running. After the tough fartlek and tempo workout on the Common we cooled our legs in the brisk Black River.
Olivia’s idea of a Paw-Paddle adventure race hit its stride this year: teams of three had to run with legs tied together, transport an egg up a hill on a spoon, traverse a giant wood chip pile, perform a tough yoga pose and then negotiate their way through a water ditch while holding hands. Once on Big Hosmer, the teens raced their paddleboards and kayaks and then had to run and leap off the dock. With nothing but honor at stake, the young runners raced ferociously.
Good luck with your summer training, harriers! See you next year.