Category: Skiing

Hill Bounding Builds Explosive Strength

Hill bounding is a useful addition to one’s training repertoire.  As winter approaches, it’s time to ramp up intensity.  If you’re a runner or skier, you need explosive strength.  Hill bounding will turn your gym strength – you have been hitting…

Lake Placid Loppet: Return to Forever

In repose, the goddess awaited. Cresting the height of land on Mount van Hoevenberg’s Porter Mountain trail, I led a train of skiers past the abandoned timing hut left over from the 1980 Winter Olympics.  Swathed in snow, the graven…

Lake Placid Loppet: Big Changes for 2015

Last year, following another weather-related postponement to March, the Lake Placid Loppet organizers signaled their intention to move the race to March permanently.  OK.  But like many, I was surprised to find the early registration fee for the Loppet also…

Dewey Mountain: Cookie Clash of the Titans

The crash, right after the start.  Until Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash on Saturday, I’ve managed to avoid mass collisions at the start of mass start races. It’s a no-frills, all business race on a technically demanding loop.  Four 2.5 km laps,…

White Mountain Marathon

It annoys me to no end to post this five days after the event, but that’s the new reality of OXF.  Life is a little crazy as I transition into the life of not only freelance writer and athlete, but…

Rain Rain Go Away: Harry Eldridge Memorial Race

The weather forecast was so bad, our wonderful motel landlady called to ask if we really wanted to drive north.  Fifty degrees and “rain… heavy at times” for Saturday’s Harry Eldridge Memorial Race in Lake Placid.

Skiing NJ: The Living is Easy

Following the Christmas break, it’s been a tough road to get back on a regular schedule.  Laurel’s school had only a half day on Thursday,  anticipating a storm that didn’t show until 5 PM.  Perhaps more disturbing was the reappearance…