Watching Olympic athletes achieve their goals is truly inspiring. Ever thought of the hard work it takes to make it to the top? Sherri Emery from New Gloucester is learning just that.
It was a couple years ago that Sherri fell in love with the sport skeleton. These days Sherri's main focus is on training. Her goal is to compete with the top athletes on the national circuit. To do that Sherri has to compete in a series of tests for the US team trials. To prepare she has been training at the Parisi Speed School for the past year working on her strength and endurance.
Sherri's biggest challenge has been her sprinting speed. Something that is so important in order to get a good time out at the gate. Her trainer Adam Tielinen tells us it is easier to change someone's sprinting speed at a young age than someone in their 20s. Sherri has rose to the challenge and has made major improvements with her time within the past year.
Core strength is also an important factor in how you train for the sport. A strong core will help her stay on the sled. The most important piece of Sherri's training is her mental game. The competition she faces for the US team trials is intense. She remains focused and excited to show how far she has come. Fit at Five wishes her luck!