Category: Dryland

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

Run Against Traffic or Else!!

I envied her, getting her workout in during that magical hour around 7:30 AM.  Combined with the fall colors on the trees, the quality of sunlight is intoxicating in early morning at this time of year.  With her dog trotting…

Wildcat Ridge: Secret Running Resource in Rockaway Township

Through most of the summer, I’ve avoided long runs due to my annual round of physical therapy to deal with my chronically painful right hamstring.  But I’ve gotten tired of three-hour rollerski sessions, so I’ve gone on a bit of…

Vicente, Kennedy Win Mountain Madness 50 K

Julian Vicente and Jessi Kennedy were the male and female winners of Sunday’s 50 k Mountain Madness trail race in Ringwood State Park in northern NJ. The weather was sunny and mild for the race over a technically demanding course. …

Rollerski Race Season is Here

While there’s some real skiing out west, in the east we’re still dealing with pavement.  Whether you’re looking to go straight uphill or work high-speed techniques on flatter terrain, there’s something for everyone all over the northeast in the next…

Mark Baldwin: The Evolving Athlete

Warren, NJ resident Mark Baldwin is a late-blooming triathlete.  As his opportunities to play the team sports dwindled following college, he turned to endurance pursuits. After graduating from University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in chemical engineering, Baldwin’s career…

Diamond Notch and West Kill Catskills Run

With fabulous Indian summer weather beckoning, I drove to Diamond Notch on Sunday to meet some running friends and get photos for an upcoming magazine article about running in the  Catskills.  One of the most beautiful trails in the Catskills…

Climb This: Di Centa, Shevchenko Win 33d Gran Prix Skiroll

Giorgio di Centa and Valentyna Shevchenko won the Skiroll Sportful Gran Prix rollerski race on Sunday, 2 October.  On an unseasonably warm autumn day, a field loaded Olympians and world champions showed up for this uphill ski race.