Sneak Peek: August 2017 Issue of Triathlete Magazine

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

Get ready to flirt with some dirt! Triathlete magazine’s August 2017 issue is all about taking your triathlons off-road with all the advice and gear you’ll need to get you there. On the cover is pro triathlete Braden Currie, who’s become a versatile on-road and off-road triathlete, with XTERRA and Ironman wins, who might just have a shot at the Kona podium this October. Within the issue, you’ll also read the nutty story of how the XTERRA off-road triathlon series got its start 21 years ago. The rest of the issue is packed full of off-road tri everything—from a coach’s advice for taking your long-course tri know-how off-road to reviews of the best hydration packs, mountain bikes and trail running shoes as well as creative, healthful meals you can cook on a campground grill. The issue is also full of our monthly advice on all things training, gear, racing, nutrition and injury prevention to help you reach your triathlon goals.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

Multiple XTERRA world champion Melanie McQuaid breaks down the elaborate XTERRA World Championship qualifying system. Also in our Up Front section: give back to trail-maintaining organizations; turn your rides into videos (that more than your mom will want to watch); the fittest metro areas in the U.S., chest vs. wrist-based heart rate monitors; USA Triathlon’s search for a new CEO; our monthly columns; and meet XTERRA world champ Mauricio Mendez and two other exceptional off-road triathletes.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

In the Travel section, find advice for car camping for a (road or off-road) triathlon, plus the best races for car camping and our favorite glamping gear.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

Take a closer look at this top-of-the-line BMC mountain bike, plus reviews of mountain bikes for every budget. Also in this special off-road edition gear section: how to choose the MTB gearing and wheel size for you, four durable mountain bike shoes, trail running shoe guide and hydration packs for the bike or run.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

Mountain biking requires entirely different skills and strength than road cycling, so find the advice and strength workouts you need to make the switch in preparation for an off-road tri. Also in the Train Smart section: how to take long-course know-how off-road, swimming quick sets for roughwater prep, and how to switch from pavement to trail running.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

An XTERRA world champ shares advice on embracing an off-road mindset. Also in The Complete Athlete section, you’ll find how to assess and treat a swollen knee and how to combat a sleep deficit’s speed-killing effects.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

Four meals you can easily prep ahead of time and cook on a campground grill. Also in the Fuel section: medicinal mushroom products, road tri vs. off-road tri fueling advice, good-for-you fats, and fueling strategies from a 13-time XTERRA regional champ.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

XTERRA is synonymous with off-road tri. We share the nutty story of how the 21-year-old series got its start, then sent thousands of triathletes to the trails, launching life-long love affairs with dirt.

August 2017 Triathlete Magazine

From adventure races to XTERRA to Ironman, New Zealand’s Braden Currie has done (and won) it all. This is the tale of how an off-road adventure athlete became this year’s dark horse Kona podium contender.