I am training for my first HIM in Soma, AZ at the end of October. Because I am still fairly new to the sport, I've been loosely following the 18 week HIM training program on Trinewbies.com. I missed my ride on Monday, so last night I rode Monday's ride (25 mi) and followed it with Tuesday's run (60 min). I felt awesome on both and it gave me a chance to closely examine hydration / nutrition plans.
My question is: since bricks are an important part of training, and while I'm confident I can do the 56 mile bike, and the 13.1 mile run (as I've done them both separately); is it a good idea to continue to combine my ride /run workouts?
My thought process is that it will help the bricks, help on overall race endurance, and give me recovery days in between workouts, instead of riding or running 7 days a week.
Just wondered if anyone has tried something similar - or more importantly, if I'm missing something that could lead to injury!
Any comments, suggestions would be great!