Altitude Sickness

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…

“Nausea guy! You finished! Way to go!”
Altitude Sickness
September 24, 2015

“Nausea guy! You finished! Way to go!”

Nausea. Twitchiness. Abject nervousness. Hot skin. Fear. Loathing. Frothing at the mouth.

So the Thursday before the Spartan, I finally registered for the Ultra Beast. I waited, because as a nascent real estate agent I have very little money, and I had the sincerest hopes…

Total Muscle Lock
Altitude Sickness
September 21, 2015

Total Muscle Lock

Editor’s note: Brady Crain is a former full time stage hand, musician, engineer, stand-up comic, and musician, who grew up in Randolph, Vt. He is now a Realtor® with Killington Pico Realty. Earlier this summer he decided to enter a 60-kilometer running race in the…