Category: Dryland

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

Friend 2 Friend Summer Solstice: Race Report

After the Morris Mauler 5k, I became curious about what I can get away with running with my knee.  Marathons and longer may not be possible any more, but I’m curious to see where my upper limit is for trail…

Morris Mauler: Spring Fling for Masochists

Dominic Grillo was the male winner of last Sunday’s Morris Mauler 5 km race, while Courtney Stanton was the first female.  Winning time of 19:50, he was the only sub-20 minute finisher.  Stanton finished in 25:11.  With 59 finishers, the…

Kingston Roller Ski Races Cancelled

You’ll have to plan your training the week before Thanksgiving a little differently: The Kingston roller ski races in Kingston, NY have been cancelled for this year. In a brief email, organizer Greg Malia wrote, “due to a number of things…

Fall Roller Ski Race Madness

So here it is,better late than never: the fall roller ski race schedule in the northeast! Sufferfest, Prospect Mountain, Lake George NY.  2 November, 11 AM start.  Uphill race, five miles, not quite as steep as Whiteface.  Self-seeded and self-timed.…

Pitchoff Mountain: Foiled Again

“Pitchoff Mountain?  Isn’t that kind of small?” my wife asked when I outlined my itinerary.  While far from the highest peak in the Adirondacks – At 3600 feet, it’s far from the highest, but I’ve not summited this one.  The day after…

Roller Ski Safety: Compelling Reasons to Wear a Helmet

Two weeks ago, Rockaway Township finished paving a critical section of Lake Denmark Road.  Smooth, fast new asphalt replaced the section near the picnic area that had turned into a minefield.  I got the county into a Twitter conversation about…

Four Hills Loop

After taking time off to work up a couple of stories for FasterSkier, it’s a belated return to posting here.  There have been a few stories that didn’t make it here.  As my knee is acting up, the bike has…