Altitude Sickness

An ode to snowmaking, and good equipment
Altitude Sickness
February 3, 2016

An ode to snowmaking, and good equipment

By Brady Crain

My old workhorse boots are Scarpa T-2 (a three buckle duckbilled telly boot); my new boots are Scarpa TX-Pro boots (Scarpa’s four buckle NTN/AT boot — it has a telly bellow, but it also has the…

The skier responsibility code
Altitude Sickness
January 21, 2016

The skier responsibility code

This week I am grateful for some very nice powder turns — it was unexpected, and much appreciated. Grateful for the awesome groomers and snowmakers — I have been skiing every morning. Thankful for my new stationary cycle trainer so that I can keep my…

What almost killed me made me stronger
Altitude Sickness
January 8, 2016

What almost killed me made me stronger

To follow up on the post-injury introspective I wrote about in my past column, here is a comparative study with a different injury, more comprehensive but slightly less acutely catastrophic.

On Thursday March 22, 2012, I finished a contracting job at 3 a.m., got about…

Of injuries and addictions
Altitude Sickness
December 22, 2015

Of injuries and addictions

Dec. 11 was a day for reflection. It was a day where I left behind my usual psychotic musical diet of Beatles and metal, and cranked up Desmond Decker and the Aces, The Specials, English Beat, and even some Rancid and Timebomb Tim. It was…

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…