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.

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…

Roller Ski Safety: Compelling Reasons to Wear a Helmet

Two weeks ago, Rockaway Township finished paving a critical section of Lake Denmark Road.  Smooth, fast new asphalt replaced the section near the picnic area that had turned into a minefield.  I got the county into a Twitter conversation about…

Four Hills Loop

After taking time off to work up a couple of stories for FasterSkier, it’s a belated return to posting here.  There have been a few stories that didn’t make it here.  As my knee is acting up, the bike has…