Tag Archives: Nature

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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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA Southeast Championship

With IMBA epic mountain bike trails weaving through Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain is the perfect venue for the XTERRA Southeast championship, which doubled this year as the USAT off-road triathlon national championship.

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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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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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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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NC Piedmont Climbing: Pilot Mountain

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Hanging Lake Hike – Glenwood Canyon Colorado

                      I’ve seen plenty of remarkable sights on my Colorado training trip in preparation for off-road triathlon racing in altitude. However, serious run and bike training isn’t conducive to the … 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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