Cyclocross Showdown

Just because it’s spring, here’s a video of cyclocross champion Katie Compton facing off against World mountain bike Champion Maja Wloszczowska in a round-the-houses (and through them) sprint in Jelenia Gora, Poland. 

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Strength Training for Skiers

If your strength routine isn’t getting you the results it used to, then it’s time for a change.  Check out these videos from New England Nordic Ski Association for some great ideas.  The stuff that I’ve incorporated from these into my strength training has made a big difference. Stability and […]

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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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Conditions at Lake Denmark

The wide temperature swings of the last few days gave the local snow an icy crust. I’m just not up for skiing in purple klister conditions when the trails are self-groomed. Today I opted to roller ski at Lake Denmark. I went about three k south from the picnic area, […]

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