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.

Lake Placid Loppet: Return to Forever

In repose, the goddess awaited. Cresting the height of land on Mount van Hoevenberg’s Porter Mountain trail, I led a train of skiers past the abandoned timing hut left over from the 1980 Winter Olympics.  Swathed in snow, the graven…

Lake Placid Loppet: Big Changes for 2015

Last year, following another weather-related postponement to March, the Lake Placid Loppet organizers signaled their intention to move the race to March permanently.  OK.  But like many, I was surprised to find the early registration fee for the Loppet also…

Kingston Roller Ski Races Cancelled

You’ll have to plan your training the week before Thanksgiving a little differently: The Kingston roller ski races in Kingston, NY have been cancelled for this year. In a brief email, organizer Greg Malia wrote, “due to a number of things…

Fall Roller Ski Race Madness

So here it is,better late than never: the fall roller ski race schedule in the northeast! Sufferfest, Prospect Mountain, Lake George NY.  2 November, 11 AM start.  Uphill race, five miles, not quite as steep as Whiteface.  Self-seeded and self-timed.…

Fahnestock Winter Park Ski Swap: Save the Date

Fahnestock Winter Park’s fifth annual ski swap will take place on Saturday, 25 October, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Upgrade your equipment, or sell your unwanted equipment on consignment.  The ski swap is at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center,…

Pitchoff Mountain: Foiled Again

“Pitchoff Mountain?  Isn’t that kind of small?” my wife asked when I outlined my itinerary.  While far from the highest peak in the Adirondacks – At 3600 feet, it’s far from the highest, but I’ve not summited this one.  The day after…

High Intensity Training Modalities

High intensity training is an essential part of the endurance athlete’s tool kit.  If only just going out and hammering would enable us to achieve our goals, but it’s not that simple.  Yann LeMeur shared a comprehensive infographic on the…