Peaking for Winter

This year has been up and down for me, training-wise.  It’s the hip that isn’t mobile.  (Can we translate that phrase into English from Physical Therapist?)  The leg pain that makes me wonder if I’ll ever run really fast again.  It’s the left foot tendonitis that utterly hobbles me some mornings.  It’s […]

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Visions of Winter

If you’re not heading to New Zealand for summer skiing, you can at least watch a video, right?  Here is the French men’s cross-country ski team doing intervals in Valsavarenche, Italy.  Located in Aosta, in northwest Italy this valley affords around 12 k of groomed skiing.  Filmed in November 2010, […]

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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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Spring Skiing at Prospect Mt

Sunday was another dawn patrol run up to Prospect Mountain.  As the sun came up on the NY Thruway, I saw several cars headed north not with skis, but with multiple bikes on their roof racks.  The Tour of the Battenkill is a couple weeks away; it’s not too early […]

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