I love your Tumblr! I had no idea there was such thing as an off road triathlon! I recently decided to get into triathlons after taking a break from running because of a knee injury. I have been cycling 40+ miles a day and am now able to run again! I grew up mtn biking so off road triathlon sounds awesome. You're very inspiring! How did you get into triathlons and how do off road triathlons work?
Awesome question. I bought my first mountain bike less than 2 years ago and around that time I had started swimming with some friends at the local pool. I was already into running so one day the thought came to mind, “I want to do a triathlon!” I didn’t have a road bike so I Googled “mountain bike triathlon” and the first link was the XTERRA Real Mountain Bike Triathlon (the 2009 one). I convinced a friend (now boyfriend!) and my aunt who were also into mountain biking to sign up with me and we did it! I did another one (also XTERRA) a month later in Nevada and then the one yesterday was my 3rd. I bought a road bike last summer and did a really short road bike triathlon in October and am planning to do my first Olympic distance this June.
Seriously, sign up and do a mountain bike triathlon. They are super fun and if you have any questions feel free to ask me!
Just signed up for the Renegade Off-Road Triathlon in San Dimas this Saturday. Half mile swim, 15 mile mountain bike and 3 mile trail run. Very last minute decision but I think it’s a good one. Should be really fun. Unfortunately, I’m not ready to do the run barefoot or in my VFFs. Hopefully my feet will be ready by June for the Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon.