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.

Toppidrettsveka 2012: Bike Race

This video clip is from the 35 km bike race on the second day of the Toppidrettsveka in Norway.   Several World Cup regulars are featured including Jean Marc Gaillard, Marcus Hellner and Oystein Pettersen.  They’re on mountain bikes, but…

Leadville 100 Trail Run: Lorblanchet Wins

Thomas Lorblanchet won the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 in 16:29.  Zeke Tiernan in second place.  Others still racing at this writing:  Nick Clark, followed by Anton Krupicka, Jay Aldous, Andrew Catalano and Michael Arnstein. At this writing, Tina Lewis is…

Petter Northug: Did He Slack Off Last Season?

Did Petter Northug slack off last year?  Might that have contributed to the sickness that caused him to scratch from the Vasaloppet? An article on langrenn.com suggests that with no World Championships or Olympics in the 2011-2012 season, Northug may…

Leadville Trail 100: Cool Forecast Bodes Well

Runners signed on for this weekend’s Race Across the Sky had better have plenty of warm clothes in their drop bags. The daytime forecast is benign.  Saturday’s predicted high in Leadville is 65 F – a perfect running temperature, with…

Escarpment Trail Run: Volunteering To Be A Beast of Burden

Struggling over a rock ledge, carrying an unwieldy pack, I lifted one knee up high and heaved myself to my feet.  As I rose, the load in my pack shifted, and I did a hula hoop move while grabbing a…

Jakob Fuglsang to Receive Back Wages from Leopard SA

Have my people talk to your people.  That’s what Jakob Fuglsang did, and his lawyers have reached an agreement with Leopard SA’s lawyers for payment in full.  According to English and Danish news stories, Fuglsang will receive € 134,390, or more…

Loverich, Wheeler Win Soggy Escarpment Trail Run

With buckets of rain pouring from the sky, Jacob Loverich and Sheryl Wheeler won yesterday’s Escarpment Trail Run. From State College, PA, Loverich won in 2:55.:47, ahead of Ben Nephew.  This is only the second time in 13 years the Nephew…