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Tip: Break it Up

By Jason Gootman

Consider breaking up your long ride (or brick) and your long run if possible in your personal schedule. For example, doing your long run on Tuesday or Wednesday and your long ride (or brick) on Saturday can work very well. This allows you to split up two of your most demanding workouts, allowing both to be more productive, especially if you are training for a long-distance race.

Jason Gootman is a USAT Certified Coach, Co-Director of Tri-Hard Endurance Sports Coaching and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Visit Tri-Hard Endurance Sports Coaching online at