Category Archives: Trail Running

Xterra USA Championship – Trail Run Preview

The Xterra USA off-road triathlon championship course is a legitimate test of mental and physical strength. Held each year just outside of Ogden, UT, the race starts off with a mile-long swim in Pineview Reservoir, followed by 18 miles of … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA East Championship

The Xterra East championship in Richmond, VA is easily my favorite stop on the US Pro tour. Taking full advantage of Richmond’s status as the best river town in America, the swim, bike, and run are in and along the … Continue reading

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Trail Running at Goose Creek State Park

Eager to explore more of North Carolina’s natural wonders, my better half and I headed to Goose Creek State Park for a weekend camping trip. The park boasts a very unique biodiversity with brackish marsh along the Pamlico Sound transitioning … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA West Championship

The XTERRA West Championship in Las Vegas, NV marked the start of the XTERRA US pro tour. With my season debut at XTERRA Costa Rica derailed by stomach issues, it served as my first real test against the increasingly competitive … Continue reading

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XTERRA West Championship Course Preview

Saturday, April 25th marks the start of the XTERRA US Pro tour with the West Championship in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be my first time racing the event, and I’ll have my hands full against a stacked field … Continue reading

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Xterra Costa Rica 2015

Costa Rica seemed like as good a place as any for my first international race. After a brutal east coast winter, the chance to trade snow for sunscreen in March made the decision all the easier.

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Nature Photography around Durham NC

Sans bugs and crowds, the winter months are a perfect time to explore the awe inspiring and tranquil natural places in and around Durham County. Some great places to start are the Duke Forest and Eno River State Park. Click … Continue reading

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Iowa Trail Running – Squire Point

Squire Point and Woodpecker trails form a 6-mile network meandering along wooded slopes on the banks of Coralville Lake. A short drive from Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty and Solon, the trails are a local favorite, serving as a natural … Continue reading

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XTERRA Beaver Creek: Run Course Preview

The XTERRA Mountain Championships takes place in mid-July each year in Avon, CO and the adjacent Beaver Creek Mountain. It was recognized by Triathlete Magazine as having one of the most breathtaking swims in the sport.  With the swim taking … Continue reading

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Colorado Altitude Training: Beaver Creek Mountain

A short shuttle bus ride from Avon, CO, Beaver Creek Mountain is a stunning resort with enough running and biking trails to delight nature enthusiasts and exhaust the even the fittest of endurance athletes.

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