Every day during competition in Sochi, we’ll highlight a different sport or event, including fun facts and athlete workouts for you to try!
- There are five biathlon events for men and five for women: individual race, sprint, pursuit, mass start race and relay; and there is also the mixed relay.
- Biathlon events were postponed only twice, and both times were in Japan.
- Military patrol competitions are believed to be the forerunners of biathlon events.
LOWELL BAILEY, Biathlon
Extreme Endurance Workout
Lowell recommends trying this workout over a six-day period, completing one exercise each day. You can also shorten the reps/sets and complete in a single day.
Run: 4 4-minute reps (either running uphill or on a treadmill)
Bike: 90 minutes with 12 15-second sprints mixed in
Long-Distance Run: Start with a one-hour run, and build up to a 2-4 hour run
“Natural” Interval Training: 90 minutes running or biking on a hill
Steady Distance Run: One-hour run with an emphasis on form and relaxatio