For all of the tri plans it seems that Mondays are an off day. I get that the days can be shifted around to fit everyone’s schedule best, but is having 1 day completely free important?
I feel that doing long Saturday rides and then a long run and long swim on Sundays generally feels like my weekend gets taken up. I’ve been able to get the work in by generally doing one of the two long run/swims on Sunday, and then the other on Monday when nothing else is scheduled.
Is there anything detrimental to not having a full day off?
Is it potentially less optimal, but better for me because I get the prescribed work in? Or would I see better gains by choosing one of the two workouts to eliminate on Sundays and keeping a full Monday off?