Being in my first year of triathlons, and also being lazy (or are the two
mutually exclusive?) I was wondering how best to maximise my training.
The area which needs the most improvement is swimming, and as a consequence I
am concentrating a lot on that. My running is improving (at least in
training) and my cycling is fair enough. My running is good in training as
opposed to in a race because during races my legs are tired and I'm just not
used to running off the bike. Evidently I need to get into some bike/run
bricks as I know these will help a lot.
What is not clear to me is the benefit of doing swim/bike bricks. Is there
much benefit other than practicing transitions? Aren't the muscles (limbs)
used in swimming different to those used in cycling, and therefore not
depleted to a level whereby conditioning (thru bricks) is required?
The reason I ask these question is that I want to maximise my training, and
to do an 'unnecessary' brick will not help me to achieve this.