Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwald

Park City ski areas, running and biking trails, and ultmate fields

Catherine Greenwald's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Running

Catherine Greenwald's Bio

I'm a happy transplant from the Boston area -- I love all that Utah has to offer. I'm into snowboarding, biking (mountain and road, I don't discriminate), and hiking, and dabble in triathlons every few years.

Catherine Greenwald

Catherine Greenwald posted an article on November 4, 2014

Strength Training for Ski Mountaineering

If there’s something that can be said for certain about ski mountaineers, it’s that they’re a pretty fit bunch. Competing in skimo races and even doing regular winter dawn patrols takes months of workout preparation. You’ve probably been running, doing interval training to build up your endurance for the uphill slog, and maybe even doing some strength training for ripping the downhill portion. But are you addressing the specific demands of ski mountaineering? Strength training is an integral part of ski training, but it’s also important to address ski-specific movements and situations. According to Taylor Eley, General Manager of the [...]

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on October 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Everything looks so clear! I've used these for two weeks and they haven't fogged up once -- that tends to degenerate after a while, but I have hopes. I've been a Speedo goggle wearer for forever, and I was very pleasantly surprised by how comfortable these are. A great fit with no digging.

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on September 23, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was super-nervous about switching from my indestructible Razr to an iPhone, since everyone I know with one seems to break theirs. So getting this was key, it handles drops no problem and makes it easier to grip the phone. However, the headphone jack issue is kind of a pain, and the lever for turning the ringer on and off has started acting up after only a month. I haven't taken the time yet to figure out what's wrong, but let's just say, the phone's not in the case right now. It's good for going out on the mountain, but maybe not for everyday use.

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on August 4, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I put this top through its paces in the surf during a recent vacation, and can report that this is one top you don't have to worry about! I can swim, play in the waves, dive for Frisbees, and not have any issues with wardrobe malfunctions. It's super-comfortable, too!

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Catherine Greenwald posted an article on June 11, 2014

Core Strength for Running: Planks

Sure, you can just run. But strength training can help you run faster and better, and stay free from injury. If you’re going to start anywhere with strength training, start not with your legs, but with your core. The system of muscles – not just your abs – at your core are essential to supporting your posture, which will help you run more efficiently and cut down on fatigue. A stable core also enables you to respond to changes in terrain underfoot with a minimum of energy expenditure. We consulted with Whitney Liehr and Adam Daniels, both trainers at the [...]

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Catherine Greenwald posted an article on May 6, 2014

How to Choose the Right Hiking Shoes & Backpacking Boots

The variety of hiking boots and hiking shoes has exploded in the past decade as designs become increasingly specialized and borrow from other categories like trail running shoes and approach shoes. The good news is that there are more choices than ever, but that also makes the selection process more difficult and confusing. Many people cope with this overwhelming variety by finding a shoe that they like, and then sticking with that same model year after year. But perhaps you are curious about the new shoes out there, or, horror of horrors, perhaps your go-to shoe or boot been discontinued. [...]

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on April 30, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift
Fit: True to size

I got these for my husband when his size was not available in his go-to pants, the Carhartt double-front pants. He LOVES them ... almost more than his former favorites. They're just as comfortable, durable, and good-looking; in fact, the design is probably a bit more versatile.

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Catherine Greenwald posted an article on April 7, 2014

Tips for Camping With Kids

The weather is warm and the outdoors is calling. Whether you have babes in arms or pre-teens, it is, with some planning and preparation, possible to answer the call. We surveyed Backcountry.com employees, many of whom are experienced family campers and backpackers, to gather tips and ideas to help make your summer adventures successful. Plan smart It’s important to scale your adventure to suit your kids. You may be into peak-bagging and can’t wait to introduce your kids to the wonders of the backcountry wilderness, but make yourself start small and build, particularly if you’re backpacking. Remember: they’re not going [...]

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on March 19, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've really developed a preference for wrist wallets -- they're easy to carry, and a great size. I was looking to replace the one that I had because it just wasn't cutting it, and this one is great! Tons more organization & spaces for cards, easy to find things, and good-looking, too. I picked up one in a bright print, to make it easy to find in the bottom of bags.

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Catherine Greenwald posted an article on February 14, 2014

Recovery Tactics for Ski Vacations

Day three of your ski trip finds you near-crippled with pain and exhaustion, barely able to strap on the boots and clomp up to the lift. And although your body is screaming for you to stop, you press on—it’s your big ski trip of the year, and you want to make the most of it. But skiing when you’re stiff and sore just isn’t as fun. Worse, it may lead to injury when you can’t react to uneven conditions underfoot or turn quickly enough to avoid that big spruce in a tight tree run, earning you a ride down the [...]

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Catherine Greenwald posted an article on December 11, 2013

How to Prepare for Open-Water Swimming … in a Pool

Tri season’s getting underway, which means it’s time to gear up for racing. For many triathletes, particularly less experienced ones or those without a competitive swimming background, the prospect of swimming through open water with others thrashing away close by is terrifying. But by increasing your comfort level and de-stressing the whole swim leg, you can likely realize nearly as significant gains in performance as you can by piling on the training yardage. Even if you’re limited to getting most of your training done in a pool, it’s possible to address some of the conditions you’ll encounter in the open water during [...]

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on November 14, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Once I got my first pair of wool running socks, I was sold. Wool is pretty much all I want to wear now, it's just so much more comfortable than anything else. I picked up a couple of pairs of these and they've been great ... heavy enough to provide some extra warmth on cold says, but not too bulky.

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on October 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

This glove does exactly what I need it to -- keep my hands warm on runs while allowing me to use my phone. I've taken it out so far in 30-35 degree weather and it was perfect. A shell may be needed for single digit weather, we'll see. I may also give it a try as a ski glove liner, although it's a bit heavy for that.

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on October 15, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

This is the perfect slipper -- comfy and easy to slip on. I've had Uggs and have tried Emu, but these are far better, hands-down. I was concerned about sizing but ended up going with my regular size, which was a good call. Even when they pack down some, they should still fit fine. Looking forward to enjoying these all winter. Oh, and it's not faux fur, it's the real thing.

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Catherine Greenwald wrote a review of on October 8, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

This is the most expensive set of headphones I've bought for my kids (it was a birthday present) but it's definitely a good investment. It spends a lot of time lying on the messy floor of my son's room, and it's still intact (most end up getting stepped on and breaking). He also way into the look, and the sound is incredible. Yeah, they may cost twice as much as some others, but they'll last five times longer.

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