Yesterday, SMS T2 embarked on a journey into the rainy Vermont hills to complete the fourth annual T2 Ski-a-thon. Designed as a chance for our athletes to reach out for donations, the event doubled as a killer over distance workout through beautiful scenery.
Opting to keep the SuperSki local this year rather than heading to New York, we started our tour just south of Stratton in Manchester. As we took off, rain continued to beat down on the roads, to which coach Pat joked “Anybody can ski when it’s sunny out.”
After winding through local neighborhoods we hit Route 30 for a long double pole stretch through corn fields and farm homes.
Soon, we reached the hamlet of Pawlet, where we ended our long double pole streak and started to climb.
When we hit our halfway mark, it was time to refill on water and fuel before hitting the final hours on skate legs.
At the finish, we had cookies, coffee, dry clothes and sleepy smiles. Thanks to all for your support of the Ski-a-thon, keep coming back for updates on fall training and the beginning of winter!