Xterra has joined forces with Zwift to take its off-road racing series online with the Xterra x Zwift Off-Road Series. The series started on January 11 and builds into a full week of racing from February 22-28. The seven-week collaboration features interactive workouts with some of Xterra’s biggest stars, including reigning world champions Bradley Weiss of South Africa and Flora Duffy from Bermuda.
Designed by 14-time Xterra US Champion Josiah Middaugh, the XTERRA x Zwift Off-Road Series provides the endurance world with a chance to tackle Xterra themed challenges. These range from a 35-minute run that simulates mountain climbing in the Colorado Rockies to a gruelling 70-minute VO2 Max bike ride inspired by Xterra’s World Championship course in Maui.
“Who better to design an Xterra training plan than Josiah Middaugh?” says Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re proud to have such a great community of triathletes on the Zwift platform and it’s absolutely fantastic to be able to deliver this partnership for the off-road triathlon community.”
“It’s the most fun indoor Xterra training experience imaginable,” says Middaugh, the 2015 Xterra World Champ who has a masters degree in kinesiology and has been a certified personal trainer at Middaugh Coaching for 20 years. “I took Xterra’s greatest courses and tailored workouts specifically for the Zwift platform to mimic the experience, so now anyone can envision themselves on the bike and run courses at Xterra Beaver Creek, France, China, Tahiti, Canada and of course, Maui.”
Xterra also announced their new Xterra Trail Marathon Series a few days ago.