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XTERRA Mountain Championship, Beaver Creek CO July 19, 2014

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    Confidence is a funny thing.  Too much of it and it breeds complacency, and too little creates anxiousness and inhibits performance.  I realize that the conditions surrounding this race should play hugely in my favor as an altitude dweller, a climbing specialist, and home course advantage.   But for some reason I have not always had my best performances here and I have … Continue reading

What a crazy adventure!  Fortunate to have the win.

XTERRA Southeast Championship, May 17, 2014

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  The XTERRA Southeast Championship was everything an XTERRA should be.  The world class mountain bike trails at Oak Mountain State Park are the reason this race is a favorite of many.  Then you add a little adversity with pouring rain and it makes for quite an adventure.  On race morning we were greeted with a heavy rain, but looking at the weather it looked … Continue reading

Powering the flats with Dan Hugo and Bradley Weiss

XTERRA West Championship, April 13, 2014

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XTERRA West Championship at Lake Las Vegas kicks off the US Championship series and it is always a race I look forward to after a long winter.  I call it a fitness course because of the challenging climbs and lower technical demand, but the truth is, it does require a degree of technical ability.  The surface is always loose with gravel, baby-head rocks, sandy washes, … Continue reading

My favorite part of the swim...the run to the water

XTERRA Costa Rica, March 29, 2014

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Pura Vida! XTERRA Costa Rica was a great experience and an opportunity to visit a beautiful country. The pre-race favorite was definitely the talented Leonardo Chacon and he would be tough to beat on his home soil. The pros received first class treatment from Krista of Race Quest Travels and Enrique, the race director, which made our stay and race responsibilities very stress-free. I arrived … Continue reading

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XTERRA World Championship 2014

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In the weeks leading up to the XTERRA World Championship I was really trying to change my mindset.  Instead of thinking I will win this race one of these years, I truly believed I could win, and for that to happen I knew I had to go out and get it.  This race will never be handed to me.  I felt that if I put … Continue reading

Mixing it up with some fresh, fast mountain bikers hours after a trail half marathon

Epic Mountain Challenge, October 4,5, 2013 Pagosa Springs

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I had such a blast at the inaugural Epic Mountain Challenge in Pagosa Springs.  First, it was a good excuse to take my family and visit a part of Colarado I had never seen before.  Second, there was some great competition and good prize money on the line.  It was an interesting dynamic with the best mountain bikers and trail runners competing on team events … Continue reading

Hey, I didn't win, but I was outgunned today and happy to have fought a hard battle

XTERRA USA Championship, September 21, 2013

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This year’s XTERRA USA Championship featured a very international pro field.  Yes, it is the USA Championship but it is open to international competitors in the pro division and always has been.  This year seemed more competitive than ever which I think is a good sign for the sport.  I always want to prove myself against the best in the world and the level of … Continue reading

Beaver Creek finish 2013

XTERRA Mountain Championship, Beaver Creek, Colorado July 20, 2013

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Beaver Creek really kicks off the second half of the racing season with a course profile that resembles both the XTERRA National Championship and the XTERRA World Championship.  All three courses have over 3000 vertical feet of climbing on the bike and over 1200 vertical feet of climbing on the run.  This is really the style of racing that I am training for all year. … Continue reading

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XTERRA Southeast Championship, Pelham, Alabama, May 18, 2013

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The XTERRA Southeast Championship was quite an adventure with heavy rain and a technical, fun bike course.  It was the only current XTERRA Championship race that I had never won, until Saturday.  With an improved swim and the fastest bike and run splits of the day I was able to pull of my second XTERRA victory of the season. Days before the race the weather … Continue reading

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