Reverse tri order, back to back if you can schedule it.Being that this program has gained my trust I thought, "what the heck?' and decided to give it a try. I am really not sure what the actually training benefit of doing the workouts in reverse order may be? Possibly just to mix things up a little or to see how your body responds starting the swim fatigued. Not really sure? Oh, and I was feeling extremely strong and fresh today so I tacked on some addition time (extra 1.5 hours) and distance: 90 minutes run (10.04 miles), 75 minutes bike (22.8 miles), and 45 minutes swim (1500 meters).
Just to do things a little different I did a VLOG (video log) recapping my day after each workout. I just watched them and found that they are quite boring, but maybe someone will enjoy. I have zero video editing skills so these are unedited and at times shaky. They have that "Paranormal Activity"/"Blair Witch" feel to them - expect without the demonic possessions and stuff.
Picture #1 - Me looking fresh and ready to go right before run:
Video #1 - After 10 mile run. Looking pretty fresh still:
Video #2 - On the Trainer:
Video #3 - After the trainer ride, looking pretty beat:
Video #4 - After Swim, looking better than I feel now:
Yes, it appears I grew a beard from the first pic to the final video. That is not uncommon for this hairy SOB.
Overall I had a really good time pushing my limits. Normally on longer training days I will keep the heart rate low and work on building base. But not today! The pace on the run was 8:55/mi. On the bike I followed a Race Day DVD and did a number of intervals and big chain work. In the pool I ended with some hard intervals in the 1:55/100 M range. Right now my legs are feeling a little tight but I usually feel this after I run more than 10 miles.
Good training day. Tomorrow is going to be an AM swim and then an easy PM recovery ride on the trainer.
Thanks for Reading and I hope you enjoyed the videos,