- OLYMPIC TRIATHLON –
An Olympic distance triathlon involves a 1500-meter swim, a 40-km bike and a 10-km run. The average time taken to complete an Olympic distance triathlon is between two and three hours, and so the training can’t be taken too lightly. The best way to train for an Olympic triathlon, is to include regular swimming, cycling and running into your lifestyle. That may sound obvious, but the point is that other types of cardiovascular training are not as effective. For example, activities like aerobics and rowing are great, but they’re not the best use of time for a triathlon. You’re better off sticking exclusively with swimming, cycling and running. Plus, some strength training, if you have the additional time.