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XTerra Training: Where to start?

A prior version of this article, was published in October 2015. I’ve updated the article to reflect my current views on training. While the article is geared for XTerra, the concepts apply to any endurance sport. I like titles that have more than one meaning. As the title of this...
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XTerra Series VII: Run fast off the bike

Triathlon is unique in that you not only complete three distinctly different activities, but also that, with the exception of the swim, your performance can be significantly altered by the prior activity. This means that simply being good in any of the three sports is by no means a guarantee that...
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XTerra Series VI: Want a faster MTB time? Get on the road!

Winter is now in full-swing, and already hammered many of us out there. However, despite the bad weather, you should already be making progress toward your major training objectives, with an eye on achieving a couple process goals – an actionable goal you actually have to complete to achieve your major goal. With the...
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XTerra Series III: Turning good form into better results

#ESPTIPCAST 76 #XTerratraining series 3 discusses how to improve your #runningform for #fasterrunning. @skratchlabs @sls3usa @gooutandplay In part 2 of my XTerra series, I discussed why we may indeed be built to run, but not necessarily born to run. The fact is humans are now so far removed to our...
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XTerra Series II: Your running form matters!

   Teaching at a small college has forced me to expand my knowledge base well beyond what expertise in physiology to include that of biomechanics. As I have come to realize, however, so much of performance relies technique or form. Whether it be your stroke technique in the water, or...
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XTerra Series I: Improvement starts with Analytics

In this first installment of my ongoing XTerra series, I’m going to discuss how you need to structure your off-season for greater success next season. Key to that understanding is knowing the difference between XTerra and Road triathlon, and training with this specificity in mind. Contrary to what intuition would...
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