Melanie McQuaid is an elite triathlete, five-time world champion (Xterra and ITU cross-triathlon), and coach. In this episode, she discusses the ins and outs of training for and racing Xterra and off-road triathlon.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
-How Xterra/off-road triathlon demands are different from the demands of standard road triathlons
-How these different demands impact training - how should an athlete change up their training if going from road triathlons to focusing on Xterra?
-Training on the mountain bike and running trails - technical and physiological aspects
-Advice for racing Xterra and off-road triathlons - what are the most important things to consider?
-Gear - what gear do you need and what should you consider when selecting gear?
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