Tag Archives: XTerra

Repurposed running shoes: how to make your own “rock plate”

I published this article in 2015, but this is a good time to revisit it. A good trail running shoe needs two essential characteristics: stability and traction. Obviously there are other features that you may throw out there like cushioning, durable and/or water proof exterior, and protection. However, what I typically find...
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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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2018 USAT Off-Road Nationals: Mission Accomplished

Yeah, I said it! After more there three decades and three sports, I was finally able to bring it all together in one race…the one race that really mattered. Up until about a week before the race I knew I needed a good race and luck. What I got a...
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2018 USAT Off-Road Nationals: All good things…

After months of training, including a lot of rehab on my left shoulder, and a relatively solid winter of training my preparation for this years Off-road tri nats really looking to be on target. A solid Xterra in April followed by my first win in Charlottesville really had me thinking...
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Round Robin Racing: USAT Off-road Nationals

This year marked a big change in my race program from past years. To begin with, a confluence of events meant that I had no races on my schedule from late October to the beginning of the season. As the saying goes, “life gets in the way”; new baby, lots...
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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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