Category: Dryland

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

Roller Skiing the Jersey Shore

seawall

“Can you do tricks on those?” What? “Can you do tricks on those?” called the girl again.  She was with some school group.  The gaggle of kids paid scant attention to the historian’s presentation about the Sandy Hook Light, where…

Strength Training for Skiers

If your strength routine isn’t getting you the results it used to, then it’s time for a change.  Check out these videos from New England Nordic Ski Association for some great ideas.  The stuff that I’ve incorporated from these into…

Cascade Mountain Ramble

This year’s edition of the Memorial Day weekend training camp in the Adirondacks started inauspiciously.  Three days before we drove north, I had the good fortune to get sick.  I don’t know whether I caught something from someone, or, now…

Rollerskiing Lake Denmark

God, I love rollerskiing on miserable roads.  Your garden variety bumpy or rutted road is simply boring.  I’m talking about roads featuring Smartcar-engulfing potholes and cracks so numerous and big they pummel your body and shake your fillings loose.  Add…

Trail Run at Mohonk Preserve

Life has been upside down for the last few weeks as I’ve started a new job.  I’m getting used to a longish workday.  The usual evening commitments at home  – cooking dinner, cleaning up, looking at kid homework – haven’t…

Hedden Park Intervals

Although snow remains in the woods from last week’s storm, there isn’t enough to ski on.  It’s way too early to roller ski; way too cold to ride a bicycle.

Conditions at Lake Denmark

The wide temperature swings of the last few days gave the local snow an icy crust. I’m just not up for skiing in purple klister conditions when the trails are self-groomed. Today I opted to roller ski at Lake Denmark.…