Cascade Mountain Ramble

This year’s edition of the Memorial Day weekend training camp in the Adirondacks started inauspiciously.  Three days before we drove north, I had the good fortune to get sick.  I don’t know whether I caught something from someone, or, now that I’m back to a regular job, my body will […]

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Rollerskiing Lake Denmark

God, I love rollerskiing on miserable roads.  Your garden variety bumpy or rutted road is simply boring.  I’m talking about roads featuring Smartcar-engulfing potholes and cracks so numerous and big they pummel your body and shake your fillings loose.  Add dense fog, mist and light rain, and it’s a perfect […]

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Trail Run at Mohonk Preserve

Life has been upside down for the last few weeks as I’ve started a new job.  I’m getting used to a longish workday.  The usual evening commitments at home  – cooking dinner, cleaning up, looking at kid homework – haven’t left much time for writing. For now, I’m back to […]

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Waning Days of Winter

In the waning dark of 5 AM this morning, I ran in a light drizzle.  On pavement.  Running on pavement in the dark is my least favorite activity.  You might even say I hate it.  Today, I did easy repeats up a one-kilometer hill near my house.  Up, and back […]

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Spring Skiing at Freedom Park, Randolph NJ

Five inches of wet new snow covered my car this morning.  More snow continued to fall as I dug out my driveway.  After getting my daughter to school, I took the rock skis to Freedom Park. With the temperature hovering right around freezing, I applied Toko Silver grip wax to […]

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