Category Archives: XTerra

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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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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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 V: Swim training sanity

In part IV of my XTerra series I discussed ways to decipher why your swim might be sub-par. In this follow-up article, I discuss how to simplify your swim training, as well as race strategies for overcoming a poor swim. Stop the swim insanity Here it is, my honest opinion: swim...
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XTerra Series IV: Solving your swim problems

Here are #swimtips for improving your #XTerratriathlon results. It has often been said that the triathlon is never won in the swim, but can surely be lost before you exit the water. It can also be argued that for off-road triathlon, dominated by technical single-track trails, the swim is far...
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