Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

Skiing Mount van Hoevenberg

This video of Mount van Hoevenberg is from the days bookending the Loppet.  Sorry, no race footage: I ain’t wearing a camera whilst racing.  The one time I brought a camera along in a race – during the Escarpment Trail Run,…

Douglas, Wiltberger Win Frigid Lake Placid Loppet

Winter came back with a vengeance for the 2013 Lake Placid Loppet.  After a snow drought and warm temperatures canceled last year’s race, Saturday saw frigid temperatures and slow snow for the the hardest race in the  northeast.

Cayuga Nordic Classic: A Trip in the Wayback Machine

Phobia de calcitrant crescimentum quoque calefiebat: Latin for “fear of kick waxing too warm.”  If you can phrase it more elegantly than Google Translate, let me know.  But I think I’m afflicted. In my ideal world, I like getting at…

Skiing at High Point

Early on Sunday, Leonard showed up at my house and we drove to High Point XC.  Groomed trails, right here in the Garden State.  Proprietor Hans was out in the Prinoth touching up the trails when we arrived. Originally, I’d been psyched to…

Lance Armstrong: Will He Come Clean?

On Friday night, the word came down.  The New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong was mulling whether he should confess to doping.   The redoubtable Juliet Macur cited unnamed sources who said that Lance had reached out to USADA’s Travis Tygart…

Bjørgen and Others Declined Heart Screening Earlier

Marit Bjørgen declined comprehensive cardiac health screening two months ago. According to Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper, Bjørgen and other Norwegian skiers were offered extensive testing designed to detect heart disease in the late summer or fall.  After hitting 200 beats per minute during…