Following up on Inch and Sara, Rob, and Michelle. Sarah now let's us know, "What's your favorite workouts for each discipline?"
I'll be honest, I've been ignoring swimming lately - really, really ignoring it. One of my choice workouts when I do get to the pool, though, is a 600 warm-up (200 swim, 200 kick, 200 swim) followed by 10 x 100 at race pace with 20 seconds of rest. Cooldown is a final 200. For biking, one of my favorite workouts is a 20 minute warm-up followed by 3 x 10 minute intervals at half -ironman pace with 5 min recovery between followed by a cool down to total 1:30. For running, hands down my favorite workout is grabbing a friend and going out for 2+ hours. We talk, laugh, and enjoy strengthening our friendship. The fact that we get a great run in while doing it is just an added bonus. I'm always amazed at how fast I actually run with a partner. It’s not uncommon for me to hit paces on a long, slow run that I can’t hit during my attempts at solo tempo paces!