Tag: beating yourself to a pulp

NJ Trail Series Wednesday Night at the Races

Flat and fast just doesn’t work for me as a race course. Interval workouts are only productive to a certain point; then you need to put on a number and actually race.  On Wednesday night, I ran the local 5k…

Hunter Mountain Loop Run, Catskills

So I gave myself a late Fathers’ Day present and drove to the Catskills for a solo run.  Originally, I’d intended to run a section of the Escarpment Trail in anticipation of the race at the end of July.  But…

Weather Looks Good for Mount Greylock Trail Races

Fair weather with reasonable temperatures is in store for Sunday’s Mount Greylock Trail Races.  The Pittsfield, MA forecast calls for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 70s.  A five k race and the half marathon will both start…

Great Skiing at Prospect Mountain

With snow basically gone in southern New York, I woke up at the crack of dawn on Sunday to drive to Prospect Mountain.  The change to daylight savings time added to the joys of sleep deprivation.

Prospect Mountain Tuneup

I can think of better ways to finish pre-race training than the way this weekend went. After the thaw that tormented the northeast last week, a cold snap left Prospect Mountain’s trails hard and fast. There was minimal debris: pine…

Lake Placid Loppet: a Tough Day at the Office

Long story short:  good glide and inadequate kick. Instead of obsessively waxing multiple pairs of skis, I tested grinds on Friday and prepared a single pair with a fairly open structure.  On race day morning, I corked seven thin layers…