Tag Archives: Altitude Training

Biking Mt Mitchell

Unseasonably warm temperatures across North Carolina made for an early spring thaw in the mountains and a perfect opportunity to ride up Mt Mitchell before the crowds arrive. To more fully immerse myself in nature and avoid vehicle traffic, I … Continue reading

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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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Xterra Utah: USA championship bike course preview

The Xterra off-road triathlon USA championship bike course is the embodiment of Xterra’a #livemore motto. Starting at the Pineview reservoir, just north of Ogden, UT, the course climbs through canyons, up peaks, and along rolling singletrack replete with stunning mountain … Continue reading

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Epic Road Cycling: Guardsmans Pass – Park City, UT

As the only IMBA Gold-Level ride center in the US, Park City is a mecca for mountain biking. The body can only take so many days in a row of off-road pounding however; sometimes a road ride is a welcome … Continue reading

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Altitude Training: Park City Mountain Resort

After a very successful altitude training trip last year, I decided to take full advantage of my remote working privileges for another sojourn to the high country. This time around, thanks to fellow Xterra off-road triathlon pro Emma Garrard and … Continue reading

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Biking in Boone

They say you don’t count the days in the mountains, but I’m clinging on to them for dear life. Some very generous family members are letting me stay in their cabin near Boone, NC for a few weeks. I’m dividing … Continue reading

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XTERRA Mountain Championship 2014

July 19th, 2014 marked the end of a 52-week journey from top performing amateur triathlete, to long-term infirmed parasite sufferer, to unsure professional triathlete, to professional podium finisher.

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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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