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Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

Hill Bounding Builds Explosive Strength

Hill bounding is a useful addition to one’s training repertoire.  As winter approaches, it’s time to ramp up intensity.  If you’re a runner or skier, you need explosive strength.  Hill bounding will turn your gym strength – you have been hitting…

Climb to the Castle in the Clouds

Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the Climb to the Castle (C2C), the forbidding roller ski race up the Whiteface Mountain toll road in Wilmington, NY. It wasn’t my worst race, but it was far from my best. Those who…

Lateral Step Ups: Functional Strength

Lateral step ups are an awesome functional strength move. As a skier I find them especially useful training the vastus lateralis, which is front and center when you’re skate skiing.  Whether in sport or life, our world isn’t linear.  Movement…

Ampersand Mountain and Beyond

View of one of the Saran lake chain of lakes.

This weekend, Ampersand Mountain in Adirondacks was my Saturday goal. With the Climb to the Castle, the fearsome roller ski race up the Whiteface toll road, looming on Sunday, I wanted to hike something fun, but not so big that I’d…

New Trails At Wildcat Ridge

The last couple of weekends, I’ve hiked a couple of new trails in the Wildcat Ridge wildlife management area in Rockaway. Days when 50 mph wind gusts said, “no riding for you.” Both the Righter Mine and Beach Glen trails have…