Mix up your training and racing by leaving the asphalt behind. Off-road triathlons are fun, dirty and anything but predictable. These training articles will help you prepare to tear up the trail.
Look out for rocks, roots, ruts and possibly a puddle of muck on the trail. Swap skinny tires for fat, designated lap lanes for a frigid pond, and asphalt for a forested trail, and you've got an off-road triathlon.
Unlike their asphalt cousins, no two off-road triathlons are alike. These training strategies will have you prepared for when the going gets tough.
Traditional road triathletes are often in for a shock when confronted with the ups and downs of an off-road bike leg. These tips will take you from the swim to the run in one piece.
Triathletes are always looking for new challenges, and many are being drawn to mountain biking and XTERRA to complement their other tri-related activities.
The biggest challenge for newbies to the off-road triathlon scene is by far the bike leg. Take a look at some drills and skills to help keep the rubber side down.
Multi-sport racing means multi-sport training. So how can you complete these workouts while seriously training for an endurance event of a single discipline?
Some athletes hit a downhill and either waste energy putting on the brakes or become a mess of flailing arms and legs. Put gravity to work for you with these tips.
Taking triathlon from the road to the trails requires more than an altered cycling technique; it demands an altered state of mind. Cycling and triathlon legend John Howard ponders the crossover involved.
USAT Sets Qualifiers for 2011 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
Off-road triathletes can race at four events across the country to qualify for Team USA and compete at the 2011 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships.