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.

Cross-Country Skiing in New York

The first time I happened on the New York Ski Blog  might have been an internet search for Plattekill, as my alpine skiing friends extol the virtues of that Catskills mountain.  So I browsed through it and moved on.  Months…

Adirondack Links of the Moment

She’s not running in the Adirondacks.  Verily, when she wrote this fine essay, Lindsay Crouse was running on pavement in the big city.  No worries, it’s well worth reading.  Be sure to check out her other stories while you’re at The Bygone…

ORDA to Take Control of Belleayre

Management of Belleayre alpine ski area in New York’s Catskill Mountains is slated to transfer from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) when New York’s state budget is approved. Last year, the SAGE…

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Overuse Injuries

“Forget about the orthotics,” I said to my friend Gary.  “I need to know where I can get a good deal on a walker.” He laughed with me, not at me:  we’ve both been through the injury mill.  Endurance athletes…

Sugarloaf Marathon Slushfest Sufferfest

With the Lake Placid Loppet cancelled, the carnage that was this winter’s messed-up race season was complete.  Every race I’d planned on entering was cancelled.  At the last minute, I registered for the Sugarloaf Marathon.  It sounds like a damn…

Winter Olympics Returning to Lake Tahoe?

Although future U.S. Olympic bids are currently on hold due to a revenue sharing dispute, there’s a movement to bring the Winter Olympics back to Lake Tahoe. Jon Killoran, CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition,  envisions an Olympics with events taking place…