Altitude Sickness

The last steps I’ll run
Altitude Sickness
December 4, 2015

The last steps I’ll run

Br Brady Crain

So, Dallas. I love Dallas. My family is in Dallas. Five uncles and aunts, 15 cousins, uncounted first cousins twice removed. All of these people migrated from the scene of the original crime in Newton and Wichita, Kansas (GO SHOCKERS), and they…

Off to the Turkey Trot
Altitude Sickness
November 30, 2015

Off to the Turkey Trot

By Brady Crain

Skiing has proved a distraction for Crain’s running goals… he just can’t get enough of it, includeing this peak view.

So this is the week that I travel to Dallas to run in my race. Given my acute…

Torpor and rotundity
Altitude Sickness
November 20, 2015

Torpor and rotundity

By Brady Crain

Crystalized trees shine in the  sunlight at the top of Killington Sunday morning. They stand in contrast to the hazy clouds in the distance. The resort reopened Nov. 15.

I want to apologize for my meandering nature reflected…

Hotel workouts offer many benefits
Altitude Sickness
November 11, 2015

Hotel workouts offer many benefits

It was a unique week in my training life. I was away for four nights in hotels training for my new job selling residential rooftop solar installations, and so I had a rare opportunity: work out like nuts without any effect on my working life.

Skiing trumps running… always
Altitude Sickness
November 4, 2015

Skiing trumps running… always

This week, Halloween week, my birthday week, was a grand week. I am up to 13 days of skiing this year, and I hiked straight up Double Dipper and skied every day. My inning schedule went out the window, but sneaker spiking up the mountain…

Amazing feats that had nothing to do with me
Altitude Sickness
October 30, 2015

Amazing feats that had nothing to do with me

By Brady Crain

The mountains looked inverted due to the refractive effects of an atmospheric thermocline. This happens when a layer of warm air slides over a layer of cold air. When I went up the chairlift I moved through different refractive “interpretations”…

A wonderful surprise, the slopes have opened!
Altitude Sickness
October 23, 2015

A wonderful surprise, the slopes have opened!

Another boring week in the world of Brady, with the exception of one wonderful surprise. I have to say that not having a daunting race to train for makes the world a little more dull. Fewer reasons to get up in the morning and do…

Speed training begins
Altitude Sickness
October 6, 2015

Speed training begins

By Brady Crain

A frosty view from Killington Peak at sunrise on Oct. 3, as witnessed by the columnist on xhis new training regimen.

Nothing exciting happened this week, and it was everything that I hoped that it would be.  Boredom,…

New goals of speed and Taekwondo
Altitude Sickness
October 1, 2015

New goals of speed and Taekwondo

I have pulled up out of my swan dive into obesity. After working so hard for so long, it has felt funny to take rest days. I took five of them, and in that time, I went from looking like a granite statue to looking…