Quite surprised that I didn’t find any question for this and sorry if I missed it but I would have expected the half distance tri build or at least specialty plan to have some long maybe even over-distance rides.
Longest ride in mid vol build: 1:45h
Longest ride in mid vol specialty: 2h (twice as far as I saw)
Wouldn’t be a long ride every second/third week or so make sense to do? Like 4 hours with 90km+ on low intensity? Maybe using this long time in the saddle and follow it with a 10 min brick run.
Let’s say someone goes for 2:45h in a 70.3 bike split. The bike split alone is 45 min longer than the longest bike session. I’m not asking provocatively but does this really work for you guys? Is indoor training so effective to make up for long rides?
Note that it’s not about intensity. The mid-volume build leaves me quite wrecked sometimes Which I might have to evaluate for myself if this is working for me long time. Think it’s too much intensity for me tbh and I would profit from longer lower intensity which makes me less fatigued, but that’s just a thought for my training. That being said, build is targeted to be hard so let’s see