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.

Maurice Manificat Injured, Will Miss Tour de Ski

Maurice Manificat knows how to suffer. While winning the 30 km skiathlon at Canmore in dramatic fashion last weekend, he skied through a knee injury.  But the injury has caught up with him, and he’ll miss the Tour de Ski. According to…

USA Invades Canada,Wins Quebec World Cup Women’s Team Sprint

With Jessie Diggins handing off to her in first place, Kikkan Randall led her final leg wire to wire to win the women’s team sprint at the Quebec World Cup.  USA 1 finished ahead of Germany in second place and…

Organizing a World Cup Ski Race: Not so Easy

It oughta be easy to organize a World Cup ski race in the U.S., right?  All you need is snow.  Not so fast.  It takes planning, talking a Eurocentric organizing body into the idea, and money.  Read “No Races For…

Kingston Roller Ski Races: Hey Kids! Only Dopes Wheel Dope!

“U.S. Anti Wheel Doping Association.  Let me see your roller skis.” If such an organization existed, half the field at the Kingston Roller Ski races might have been disqualified. Forget about Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and the rest of the…

First Tracks at White Grass – Earliest Skiing in the East

– words and photos by Andrey Revyakin [From the editor:  The world is truly upside down when a hurricane brings early season snow to the mountains of West Virginia, while NJ and New York City get pummeled by 90 mile…

The Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

– updated following a writing prompt from my friend John. Personally, I could have used a little more rain and a little less wind.  Hurricane Sandy, how you doin’?  We interrupt coverage of endurance sports for musings on current events.…

Cycling with the Boys

It was supposed to be an easy ride.  Then Dave called. Sunday morning, Lars and I met at his place in Hackettsktown for what we figured would be an easy ride.  Lars has been taking it easy this year with…