Posted: 16/03/2015 at 17:46
MC, if your A race is Outlaw half and you can defer the Manchester marathon I would defer the marathon, Your body is saying that it can only do so much at the moment.
Pete, I like it when coach says easy 50m or whatever as "easy" is my swim all day long speed, then I can do a little bit faster or a 25m sprint speed. Warm up 100m can be a mixture as I tend to go too fast for the first 25m then realise my error and slow down.
Dilly Dally, I would think that a tough drill session then a gentle recovery swim in the morning would be OK. Don't panic over the bike, try to get 2 sessions of each sport in a week then add extras whenever you can but do not forget to have a rest day.
My bike ride ended up as a turbo session and even that I gave up on when the battery went flat on the mp3 player with just 10 minutes to go, but I did complete 1 hour and 20 minutes..