Tag Archives: 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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Rex Wellness Sprint Triathlon

After spinning like crazy in my 34T single chainring mountain bike and getting smoked by a few fast dudes with TT machines at the UNC Wellness Center Sprint last week, I decided to dust off my road triathlon bike for … Continue reading

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UNC Super Sprint Triathlon

Eager to reacquaint myself with the triathlon community as I settle back into North Carolina living, I signed up for a couple of short local races. No pressure, just a fun opportunity to get to know some other locals in … Continue reading

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Race Day Nutrition

Note: This post is cross-posted on the Sport Tracks blog at sporttracks.mobi. In the middle of spring semester of my sophomore year of college, I signed up for a nearby half-iron distance triathlon held the weekend after final exams.  I … 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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Race Preview: XTERRA RVA Pro Relay Team Shoot-Out 6/12/2014

The first ever XTERRA Pro Relay Team Shoot-Out presented by LuckStone is going down this Thursday at noon. In 15 tense and frenetic minutes of action, you’ll get a real sense of the spirit of XTERRA racing.

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XTERRA Southeast Championship 2014

May 17th marked the second stop on the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon US pro tour at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. My apprehension swelled with the approaching race date as I tried desperately to build fitness after seven months … Continue reading

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Training: DC Trail Running Part II … Rock Creek Park

It’s fitting that Rock Creek Park, one of the oldest federally managed parks in the country, is situated in our nation’s capital. In the District, the park boasts 4.4 square miles of serene nature stretching from the northernmost point of … Continue reading

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Training: DC Trail Running… Part I

Glover Archbold Park is tranquil getaway from concrete and city noise in Northwest Washington DC. The long and narrow park runs three miles due south from Wisconsin Ave and Van Ness St to the Capital Crescent and C&O Canal trails … Continue reading

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Race Report: XTERRA Charlottesville 2013

This weekend marked the sixth and final Mid-Atlantic XTERRA triathlon of the season at Walnut Creek Park near Charlottesville, VA. This year, for the first time, the XTERRA Charlottesville course was expanded to be a full championship distance off-road triathlon … Continue reading

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