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...Read more
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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...Read more
Time passes so fast at times its hard to keep up. It seems like the my 1/2 marathon and Myrtle Beach were years away and just yesterday. OK, enough with the cliches, but seriously, this season has been a tornado in many ways, with its ups and downs, so I suppose...Read more
If there’s one thing you learn about XTerra your first year it is that while it includes swimming, biking, and running, it bears little resemblance to road triathlon. First, bike handling skills for MTBing are almost as critical as good swim technique. Sure you can power through things, but great...Read more
Flashback to 2013: I was coming into amazing form, probably the best since I quit racing half a decade earlier. Luck seemed to be on my side at that year’s Xterra East Champs in Richmond, when huge amounts of rain saw the swim cancelled and the even turned into a duathlon....Read more
Well I’ve put this off long enough! I had planned to build an entire series off my road trip to Alabama, but things never worked out the way I anticipated. Here’s my story: For the past 3 years I’ve headed off to Pelham, AL for the Xterra southeast regional championships...Read more