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.

Mohonk Preserve, the Hard Way

“There’s a trail around here somewhere,” said Gary as we plunged into the underbrush.  Having finished lunch, we resumed bushwhacking along a ridge, rambling towards Bonticou Crag in Mohonk Preserve. Now spread out across the eastern seaboard, members of the…

Product Review: Hoka One One Stinson Trail Shoes

With springlike temperatures and freezing rain, skiing was a disaster at December training camp, and I forgot to pack my running shoes.  After our only ski day, I bought a pair of Hoka One One Stinson trail shoes from High…

Dewey Mountain: Cookie Clash of the Titans

The crash, right after the start.  Until Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash on Saturday, I’ve managed to avoid mass collisions at the start of mass start races. It’s a no-frills, all business race on a technically demanding loop.  Four 2.5 km laps,…

White Mountain Marathon

It annoys me to no end to post this five days after the event, but that’s the new reality of OXF.  Life is a little crazy as I transition into the life of not only freelance writer and athlete, but…

Rain Rain Go Away: Harry Eldridge Memorial Race

The weather forecast was so bad, our wonderful motel landlady called to ask if we really wanted to drive north.  Fifty degrees and “rain… heavy at times” for Saturday’s Harry Eldridge Memorial Race in Lake Placid.

Skiing NJ: The Living is Easy

Following the Christmas break, it’s been a tough road to get back on a regular schedule.  Laurel’s school had only a half day on Thursday,  anticipating a storm that didn’t show until 5 PM.  Perhaps more disturbing was the reappearance…

The Training Camp that Wasn’t

No rest for the wicked: it’s been a crazy month for your humble correspondent.  There’ve been days when I didn’t have time to change my mind. Finally, after all the frantic insanity, the family and I zoomed up to Lake…