Los Angeles Triathlon pre-season workout for skiing the hills

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 1, 2009 7:31 am

The 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles Triathlon this Sunday October 4 represents one of the best ways to get in shape for skiing or snowboarding the hills this winter. Consider the Sprint Course for example. You swim 0.4 miles at Venice Beach and get a great cardio and overall body workout. Then cycle 14.1 miles from Venice to downtown L.A. and run 3.3 miles around downtown while getting those legs pumped up and even more aerobics work.

If you really want to get in shape then go for the Olympic distance course which consists of a 0.9 mile swim, 24 mile bike ride, and a 6.2 mile run. That should see you through a 100 day ski season easily.

There’s some good Los Angeles sightseeing as competitors ride and run by Venice, Fairfax district, Koreatown, Disney Concert Hall, Staples center, with the finish line at LA LIVE!

Total prize purse for the pros is $40,000, one of the largest Olympic distance purse in the United States, with $10,000 going to the first place winner. That’ll buy you a US Ski and Snowboard Team Gold Pass and let you ski anywhere in the US.