Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness
December 14, 2016

45+ days of skiing, powder turns early season

This week has been a blur of skiing, lifting weights, and selling solar. Having skied a blissful 45 days so far (every operating day of the resort), and having had a couple of genuine powder days, I can honestly say that this year is off…

Altitude Sickness
December 7, 2016

Lessons from the young and passionate

The first order of business this week is to congratulate Killington, their volunteers, and their “Beast”-ly snow crew for putting up one hell of a show for the FIS Womens World Cup.  It was a great, tough course with lots of drama, and most importantly,…

Altitude Sickness
November 22, 2016

Mastering the climb

It has been a quiet week in Killington. I haven’t been doing much in the way of activity other than skiing every day and rock climbing at the Rutland Gym. This is what I normally refer to as my “asthsma season” or my “fat season.”…

Long hikes and ensuing adventures
Altitude Sickness
October 5, 2016

Long hikes and ensuing adventures

So it turns out that chiropractors pretty much instantly cure vertigo when they adjust your neck. Remember that if you ever get it, because uncured, I would frankly choose kidney stones if I could. I have been easing back, not doing much, riding the stationary…

Altitude Sickness
September 28, 2016

Live on to fight another day

So I decided to go for it. I re-entered the Spartan Ultra. Why not, right? I was in better shape than I was the year before, I was better trained and better rested. As of two days before the race, my hip and back felt…

Altitude Sickness
September 21, 2016

Blister considerations

It’s the day before the Spartan Race, and I don’t know if I am doing it. I don’t even know if there are open spots left in the race. I have stayed ignorant of this fact for a reason. Last week I successfully put together…

Altitude Sickness
September 7, 2016

Beast or Ultra?

I always know I have flipped back into ketosis (fat burning metabolism) when I wake up in the middle of the night with hot skin and high energy. It always happens when the switch flips, and then you sleep like a baby every night after…

Altitude Sickness
August 31, 2016

Altitude Sickness: principled allegiances

Today’s run was wet. Really wet. I went on vacation recently and took about seven days off from training, so am really not feeling anything about a Spartan race, but part of me wants to see what I can do starting from basically nothing. Realistically…

Altitude Sickness
August 24, 2016

The extents of itchiness

By Brady Crain Last week on one of my hikes, I got neck deep in some poison parsnip. I don’t believe that I am particularly allergic to this plant, because the only places it broke out was on my legs, which were covered with fresh…