Climb to the Castle: Burke, Stephen Repeat Wins

Liz Stephen and Tim Burke repeated their 2013 performances, winning Saturday’s Climb to the Castle.  OK, you know about that. The weather looked sketchy: 60% chance of showers in the morning, and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  I brought the [slow] rubber wheels with me, but decided to chance it running […]

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Brave New Knee

Better living through chemistry, that’s what I call it.  Through the magic of modern medicine, I just might have a brave new knee.  How hard I’ll be able to beat on it remains to be seen. After the crushing news about a torn meniscus, Dr. Rosenberg outlined possible treatment options. […]

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No Running For You

Last week’s MRI was encouraging.  The doctor said, “For the amount of punishment you give your body, there’s no damage to your knee.” After a missive about my left foot in July, I haven’t written much about recovering from my stress fracture.  There was plenty of other stuff to cover.  You […]

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Sugarloaf Marathon Slushfest Sufferfest

With the Lake Placid Loppet cancelled, the carnage that was this winter’s messed-up race season was complete.  Every race I’d planned on entering was cancelled.  At the last minute, I registered for the Sugarloaf Marathon.  It sounds like a damn fool thing to drive 500 miles – ONE way – […]

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Magic Carpet Ride: Spring Skiing Virginia Style

About a year ago, my good friend Andrey Revyakin relocated to Virginia from California.  After backcountry skiing and hiking all across the Sierra Nevada, and after skiing all over Royal Gorge,  it was a big adjustment to come to snow-challenged metropolitan DC.  Andrey’s been rollerskiing, cycling and skiing at Whitegrass.

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