Ski and Tea at Telemark!

By September 9, 2011 No Comments

The Ski and Tea ladies, a year round training groupĀ based out of the Birkie Trail area andĀ founded by Linda Cook and Juli Lynch, came to Telemark today! With a motto of “No Woman Left Behind” and focus on feeling successful and proud to be a Nordic Skier, and over 102 women on the mailing list, this training group is a force to be reckoned with!

The Ski and Tea group! (photo taken by Carrie)

The event was coached by myself, Caitlin Gregg, Carolyn Ocariz, Sara Hewitt and Jennie Bender. We started out with some introductions and organization, led by Caitlin.

Dynamic stretching!

Then Sara took us through a light jog and mobility warm up that was fun yet challenging.

Sara leading some mobility

Going over what it means to have a quick kick and swing your hips! (photo taken by Carolyn)

I worked over some technique highlights before Carolyn explained the workout: 6×4-8 min ski walking up Telemark hill.

Getting the skiwalk on!

But I’m afraid we may have underestimated some of these ladies, because I’m quite positive that many of them went back for more and by the end of the workout had done up to 8 intervals! Impressive.

Carolyn and Caitlin giving some technique tips during an interval

Then Jennie took everyone through some stretching and yoga, before we had tea in the Telemark Lodge.

Until the next clinic!

It was inspiring and motivating for me to be able to work with ladies who are committed to improving technique and training during the summer. It was fun to meet new people and get to know the Hayward/Cable area better. I’m looking forward to being involved with more Ski and Tea clinics in the future!

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