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.

Petter Northug May Skip Tour de Ski

Last year, Norway’s Marit Bjoergen skipped the Tour de Ski due to a heart arrhythmia.  Sidelined by a virus, Petter Northug may skip the Tour de Sk this winter. Sweden’s Expressen reports that Northug contracted a virus last Friday and…

Flaming Leaves Festival, C2C

If you want to see some of the best jumping and skiing in the U.S., make it to Lake Placid for the Flaming Leaves Festival, the weekend of 12-13 October.  There’ll be a NYSEF jumping competition on Saturday and nordic…

Blank Generation

I know, posts have been few and far between.  OXF went on hiatus as my family took a 15-day excursion to China.  It was an awesome trip.  I’ve begun sorting through 1500+ photos, and I have notes from the trip…

Save the Date: Climb to the Castle Is 15 September

Mark your calendar.  This year’s edition of the Climb to the Castle is 15 September, 2013. The northeast’s premier roller ski race will start at 8 AM.  Starting at the tollbooth on the Whiteface Memorial Highway, athletes will climb an…

Ski Bounding or Roller Skiing, Which is Better?

Is ski bounding becoming a lost art?  With the online coverage of events like the Climb to the Castle, and websites that devote significant coverage to roller skiing, perhaps roller skiing is simply more visible than bounding these days.  And…

Hot Three State Ride

After a false start last year, John, Gary, Andrey and I reunited for a day in the confluence of thee states.  The scenery was worth the trip.  We convened in Millerton NY, where there’s a nice parking lot for the…

Manitou’s Revenge

When I first heard about Manitou’s Revenge, I was nursing a stress fracture and expecting to run the following year – that is, in time to run Manitou.  I’ve done my share of running in the Catskills, As it happens,…

Off the Back

Last Saturday morning, I took a deep breath and went out on my first group ride, out of Marty’s in Morristown. When it comes to training, I’ve always been kind of a loner.  Not by choice.  For some reason, I didn’t…