Cross-country running for triathlon

Boost your triathlon speed and strength by taking to the trails this winter

by Jacqueline Wadsworth

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Have you been bitten by the cross-country bug? If not, you've got some catching up to do because more and more triathletes are realising just how beneficial a winter of cross-country running can be. As well as being one of the most effective ways to maintain a good aerobic base in autumn and winter, cross-country running will do a great deal more than simply keep you at a certain fitness level. This is because the country puts up resistance, unlike roads and pavements, which can act like a static conveyor belt.

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