Is there a danger of getting injured if I do a lot of swim or bike volume?

There is not a danger of getting injured in running due to an altered run gait brought on by overload in swimming or cycling. Training is a fine balance between overload and recovery. Too much overload can lead to injury, but not enough overload will not produce adequate training stress to lead to improvement. Research has found that increasing swim and bike volume does not set up an athlete for potential injury in running.

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