Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Triathlon Training

As I mentioned in my last post, Christina is doing a Sprint Triathlon and I am doing an Olympic. When I refer to Sprint or Olympic, I am referring to the distance. I will outline what each distance entails, but you can look to St. Anthony's Triathlon's course page to get a better feel of what we are dealing with.

Sprint Triathlon
This is a typical beginner's distance for a new triathlete. There does not seem to be an accepted standard for distance, but all distance are pretty close. The St. Anthony's Sprint Triathlon seems to be on the longer end of the one's that we have looked at before settling on St. Anthony's.

Swim- 750 M
Bike- 20K

The swim is just under half a mile, the bike is about 12 and a half miles, and the run is your typical 3.1 mile 5K. This a very doable distance and I know Christina will crush it.

Olympic Triathlon
This is the standard triathlon distance. It runs in distance between a Sprint (described above) and a Half Ironman (to be described in a future post).

Swim- 1.5 K
Bike- 40K
Run- 10K

The swim is just under one mile, the bike just under 25 miles, and the run is 6.2 miles. On their own, each event is very doable, but together makes this distance a tough challenge that I am ready to attack. The attached picture shows the detailed course.

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