Category: Dryland

Dryland training for cross country ski racing. Includes running, cycling, roller skiing, hiking etc

Lance Armstrong Charged with Doping

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) formally charged Lance Armstrong yesterday with doping in an ongoing program running over several years.  A letter sent by  USADA to Armstrong and several others was described in an article published by the Washington Post.…

May Training Compendium

Rather than a blow by blow account of each day, herewith, a short post and a picture gallery of what I’ve done for the last month.  It’s been a productive month.    My personal trainer classes started the week preceding…

Spring Roller Skiing

Holy wheel bearings, Batman! I just realized I haven’t written here in a month.  That’s inexcusable, even though I’ve got a raft of legit excuses: at present, I’m working on a new article for FasterSkier.  I spent a good bit of…

Rambling NJ’s Four Birds Trail

My sports medicine doctor still says, “No running” while I deal with this fracture.  But as long as it’s moderate, I’m allowed to go for a walk in the woods.  No big days in the Adirondacks over Memorial Day weekend.…

Cycling in North New Jersey

There I was in the doctor’s office as he held forth about injuries on the fracture spectrum.  It’s not a stress fracture and not quite a hairline fracture.   With the fractured cuboid bone in my foot, my sports medicine guy…

Adirondack Links of the Moment

She’s not running in the Adirondacks.  Verily, when she wrote this fine essay, Lindsay Crouse was running on pavement in the big city.  No worries, it’s well worth reading.  Be sure to check out her other stories while you’re at The Bygone…

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Overuse Injuries

“Forget about the orthotics,” I said to my friend Gary.  “I need to know where I can get a good deal on a walker.” He laughed with me, not at me:  we’ve both been through the injury mill.  Endurance athletes…