With the warm weather up here in Canada I wanted to start riding to my swim workouts.
Every Sunday I have a 1.5 hr swim and a long endurance ride. It takes about 1.5 hrs to ride to the pool. So I was thinking to ride to the pool go for my swim than ride home and add on to the ride home until I got to the required length of time for the endurance ride. So if it was a 4 hr ride I would ride 1.5 hr to the pool then right after the swim I would do a 2.5 hr ride. This is more like a brick workout.
Currently I drive to the pool do my swim drive home and then get on the trainer and do the ride.
thoughts?? Thanks for the feedback.
If your swim workout is 1.5 hours of steady lengths /endurance intervals then it sounds good, as riding instead of driving always sounds good to me. But if you’re doing a massive mixed session with varying speeds, sprints and furious kick sets then I really wouldn’t be planning a long ride afterwards (or even a long walk, but I really do swim rather badly).
However, the first time you try it I’d not add on the “missing” hour. As you said, it’s similar to a big brick, so I’d try riding straight home the first time, see how I felt the next couple of days, then add on an hour next time if possible. Oh, and have a friend on standby to come a pick you up if you can’t make it… 1.5hour ride would be a long way from home.
Bear in mind as well that TR hasn’t yet integrated swim efforts into AT - so that you might not get exactly the right Progression Level “credit” for the split ride.
Go for it, I do this sometimes.