Lake Minnewaska: Back Where it All Began

It took me 10 hours over two days to dig out of the blizzard of 1 February.  Moving over two feet of snow, I needed a rest day.  The following Thursday, I drove to Lake Minnewaska to take advantage of all that fresh powder. When it was still privately owned, […]

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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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