Category: Dryland

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

Mohonk Preserve, the Hard Way

“There’s a trail around here somewhere,” said Gary as we plunged into the underbrush.  Having finished lunch, we resumed bushwhacking along a ridge, rambling towards Bonticou Crag in Mohonk Preserve. Now spread out across the eastern seaboard, members of the…

Product Review: Hoka One One Stinson Trail Shoes

With springlike temperatures and freezing rain, skiing was a disaster at December training camp, and I forgot to pack my running shoes.  After our only ski day, I bought a pair of Hoka One One Stinson trail shoes from High…

The Training Camp that Wasn’t

No rest for the wicked: it’s been a crazy month for your humble correspondent.  There’ve been days when I didn’t have time to change my mind. Finally, after all the frantic insanity, the family and I zoomed up to Lake…

NJ Trail Series Winter Race Report

It’s something I’ve delayed doing for a few months.  First, I was in no shape to run.  Then, other commitments got in the way.  Secretly I’d hoped that a big snowstorm would open Prospect and delay this day a little…

Guilty as Charged: Wheel Doping at the Kingston Roller Ski Races

This year, I showed up at the Kingston Roller Ski races with fully doped roller skis.  Bought the inline skate wheels, might as well use them. The Wings of Skitan been great at the Climb to the Castle and the Prospect…

Kingston Roller Ski Races: Owen Putman Dominates

Although Austin Huneck moved on to the Maine Winter Sports Center, HURT found another young phenom who owned both of today’s Kingston roller ski races. Twenty-one skiers toed the line for the 5 km classic event.  At the start, the…

Doug Diehl Wins 2013 Peru Nordic Sufferfest

If you’re not early, you’re late.  Chalk it up to my type A personality, or to the magnifying effects of time and distance.  If I wasn’t gonna win the summit of the Peru Nordic Sufferfest, at least I was the…

On Dope and Chris Horner

Below are a variety of links from around the internet about dope and pro cycling.  In the New York Times, Juliet Macur recounts a discussion between Vuelta winner Chris Horner and George Hincapie.  She rightly asks why names were redacted…