Category: Dryland

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

Mount Monadnock

Hiking New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock was a highlight of our recent family vacation.  After my biggest month of training since we had Laurel, vacation was a planned easy week.  Museum hiking and strolling around Salem, Massachusetts dominated our schedule.  A…

Bassons on Armstrong: “The Illusion to Control is Paramount”

In an interview published in Le Monde, Christophe Bassons discussed Lance Armstrong’s doping charges and his own fall from grace in the peloton. In the mid 1990s, Bassons was a promising 20-something French cyclist.  He was the only rider on…

Toppidrettsveka 2012: Bike Race

This video clip is from the 35 km bike race on the second day of the Toppidrettsveka in Norway.   Several World Cup regulars are featured including Jean Marc Gaillard, Marcus Hellner and Oystein Pettersen.  They’re on mountain bikes, but…

Leadville 100 Trail Run: Lorblanchet Wins

Thomas Lorblanchet won the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 in 16:29.  Zeke Tiernan in second place.  Others still racing at this writing:  Nick Clark, followed by Anton Krupicka, Jay Aldous, Andrew Catalano and Michael Arnstein. At this writing, Tina Lewis is…

Leadville Trail 100: Cool Forecast Bodes Well

Runners signed on for this weekend’s Race Across the Sky had better have plenty of warm clothes in their drop bags. The daytime forecast is benign.  Saturday’s predicted high in Leadville is 65 F – a perfect running temperature, with…

Escarpment Trail Run: Volunteering To Be A Beast of Burden

Struggling over a rock ledge, carrying an unwieldy pack, I lifted one knee up high and heaved myself to my feet.  As I rose, the load in my pack shifted, and I did a hula hoop move while grabbing a…

Jakob Fuglsang to Receive Back Wages from Leopard SA

Have my people talk to your people.  That’s what Jakob Fuglsang did, and his lawyers have reached an agreement with Leopard SA’s lawyers for payment in full.  According to English and Danish news stories, Fuglsang will receive € 134,390, or more…