Recently I have gotten into a good workout routine, gym 3-5 days a week, and not just for the free hot showers!Weights and jogging are my thing, more weights, than jogging as I have never really been a runner. I have good friends who do triathlons and even Iron Man events.
Triathlon races vary in distance. According to the International Triathlon Union, and USA Triathlon, the main international race distances are:
- Sprint Distance; 750 meter (.465 mi) swim, 20 kilometer (12.5 mi) bike, 5 kilometer (3.1 mi) run
- Intermediate (or Standard) distance; commonly referred to as the "Olympic distance": 1.5 kilometer (.93 mi) swim, 40 kilometer (25 mi) bike, 10 kilometer (6.2 mi) run
- Long Course; commonly referred to as 70.3 or the 'half-Ironman'; 1.9 kilometer (1.2 mi) swim, 90 kilometer (56 mi) bike, and a 21.1 kilometer (13.1 mi) run
- Ultra Distance; commonly referred to as 140.6 or the 'Ironman'; 3.8 kilometer (2.4 mi) swim, 180.2 kilometer (112 mi) bike, and a full marathon: 42.2 kilometer (26.2 mi) run.
As a result of all of my friends getting healthy / working out their mid life crises, I was very happy to see that one of my favourite authors and bloggers - Bayou Renaissance Man - had a new fitness video up on his site.