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.

No Running For You

Last week’s MRI was encouraging.  The doctor said, “For the amount of punishment you give your body, there’s no damage to your knee.” After a missive about my left foot in July, I haven’t written much about recovering from my stress…

Norway Will Field Smaller Squad for Tour de Ski

In hopes of finally nailing down a win, Norway will send a smaller than usual team to contest the this winter’s Tour de Ski.  While Norway’s quota for the event is 18 skiers, they’ll likely field only 11 or 12.…

Travis Tygart Interviewed on Lance Armstrong and Doping

Dutch cycling commentator José Been has translated an exclusive interview that USADA head Travis Tygart gave to French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  Among the more amazing highlights: Tygart received death threats after USADA charged Lance Armstrong with doping. USADA received no…

Lake Minnewaska and Mohonk Mountain House

  For Harv’s NY Ski Blog, I shared some memories on learning to ski at Lake Minnewaska.    Hopefully, I managed to convey how much this place meant to me. When it was privately owned, Lake Minnewaska set the standard for…

Roller Ski Race Season: What’s Coming in the Northeast

   UPDATED  If you haven’t started roller skiing yet – wait, you’ve been rolling three times a week since May, right? – maybe the coming  roller ski race season will get you going.  The App Gap has come and gone,…

Mount Monadnock

Hiking New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock was a highlight of our recent family vacation.  After my biggest month of training since we had Laurel, vacation was a planned easy week.  Museum hiking and strolling around Salem, Massachusetts dominated our schedule.  A…

Bassons on Armstrong: “The Illusion to Control is Paramount”

In an interview published in Le Monde, Christophe Bassons discussed Lance Armstrong’s doping charges and his own fall from grace in the peloton. In the mid 1990s, Bassons was a promising 20-something French cyclist.  He was the only rider on…