As with most triathlons, the swim is usually followed by the bike and then a run. However, I have been in a few Biathlons and Duathlons where the swim is immediately followed by a fast painful run. If you have never tried giving a good hard run effort after a swim... you should.
These brick workouts are a great way to mix up the training when things get a little stale. Plus, unlike Bike/Run bricks, the Swim/Run brick has less negative impact on your legs. Instead, this little gem gives your lungs the nice taxing workout they are craving!!!
Today's Splash and Dash Brick felt good. I was able to get in the pool without waiting for a lane. I banged out 900yds which is not far, but I am still ramping up the distance in the pool and trying to keep my shoulders intact. After the pool came the run. I was happy to find that the run was actually quite warm. The hills were a little brutal but my legs were ready for them.
Here is how the Splash and Dash looked on paper:
Run: 3.5 miles
If you are a member of LA Fitness at Perimeter Point in Atlanta, GA you can do the exact workout I did today by hitting the pool and then running the route below.
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Going from the swim to run: "Splash and Dash"
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