Training for XTERRA is very similar to any triathlon. The major difference is the bike. You need to be able
to work on your technical skills on the mountain bike. Many of the races have fairly difficult courses so
the better you are at tight trails, hopping over logs, rocks, crossing creeks, etc. the better and faster
your bike will be. The swim is the swim. Meaning, practice in the pool or open water if you can. The
run is a trail run so if you have a good wooded trail to practice on, hit that as much as possible. As far
as training plans, distance, etc. There are tons of plans available on the web as triathlon training plans.
The distances and frequency are the same, just change the place. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want anything more detailed.