The Sprint Tri I am doing in two months is a reverse Tri, with the swimming being the last event.
I am a decent swimmer and am comfortable with swimming in the Gulf. For my training, I have been just running, biking and swimming and every once in a while I do a Wii Active workout.
A friend of mine who is an experienced, competitive swimmer said that since I am swimming after running and biking, my legs will be dead tired and I will need to use a lot of arm power to get through the swim. Is that fairly correct info?
Should I add upper body workouts into my training?
Moe’s Firecracker 5K 2008 – 50:07:14
John Clay 5K 2008 – 50:30
Pilot Club 5K 2008 – 49:45:44
Race for the Cure 3/13/10 - 49:39:12
I think the bigger risk you face in a reverse tri is your legs cramping up on the swim.
I don't think there's really much of a need to changfe your program...
In a regular tri, must people will try to swim smoothly and efficiently with a fairly light kick to save their legs for the bike and run.
In a reverse, probably best to try and swim smoothly and efficiently with a fairly light kick because the legs are tired.
Either way, the swim is about efficiency.