Brick Workouts

Brick Workouts

Post by Dave » Wed, 16 Jan 2002 22:31:19


Have been training for my first triathlon to be run in the first weekend of
March 2002 (500m, 20km, 5 km) and I have progressed from sloth to sloth who
can swim, bike and run a bit.

My question is how and when do you suggest I incorporate a brick training
session into my schedule (I am a clydesdale). I have read about the
importance of being comfortable with the sensation of running after a bike
leg, but I am unsure of how often and far this should be incorporated.

Should I be attempting this once a week at shorter distances or race
distance just once or twice  before race day.

Thanks
Dave.

 
 
 

Brick Workouts

Post by Marty Ga » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 04:04:28

Hi Dave,

it would be a good move to practice 1 brick every 7-10 days until the
race but at a shorter distance than the race distance. the key in
getting comfortable is getting used to the first 5-10 minutes of
running off the bike.  So good practice would be to ride 10-20k, then
run 1-2k immediately afterwards.  If you feel comfortable doing that
over the next few weeks, then going for one practice session of 20k-5k
two or three weeks prior to the race could be a good move for
confidence going into the race.  ...Bricks are definitely important
but you don't want to overdo them, either.

Good luck,
Marty

Quote:

> Have been training for my first triathlon to be run in the first weekend of
> March 2002 (500m, 20km, 5 km) and I have progressed from sloth to sloth who
> can swim, bike and run a bit.

> My question is how and when do you suggest I incorporate a brick training
> session into my schedule (I am a clydesdale). I have read about the
> importance of being comfortable with the sensation of running after a bike
> leg, but I am unsure of how often and far this should be incorporated.

> Should I be attempting this once a week at shorter distances or race
> distance just once or twice  before race day.

> Thanks
> Dave.


 
 
 

Brick Workouts

Post by MS » Thu, 17 Jan 2002 07:28:47

Hi Dave,

I only do this once a week as it tends to tax your body a lot.
Wednesday nights. 5 km ride followed by a 1 km run, no breaks, done at hard
pace.
Do this 4 times and you'll know you've been working out :-)))
This is also a good training for your transitions.

Cheers,
Marcus


Quote:
> Have been training for my first triathlon to be run in the first weekend
of
> March 2002 (500m, 20km, 5 km) and I have progressed from sloth to sloth
who
> can swim, bike and run a bit.

> My question is how and when do you suggest I incorporate a brick training
> session into my schedule (I am a clydesdale). I have read about the
> importance of being comfortable with the sensation of running after a bike
> leg, but I am unsure of how often and far this should be incorporated.

> Should I be attempting this once a week at shorter distances or race
> distance just once or twice  before race day.

> Thanks
> Dave.


 
 
 

Brick Workouts

Post by aka David » Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:28:10


Quote:
> My question is how and when do you suggest I incorporate a brick training
> session into my schedule (I am a clydesdale). I have read about the
> importance of being comfortable with the sensation of running after a bike
> leg, but I am unsure of how often and far this should be incorporated.

I do a short brick every time I use the lifecycle at the gym. Regardless of
the time I ride, I always get on the treadmill and run at least a mile.

I always keep the run short. Even when training for IMCal, I would only run
up to 3 miles after any bike workout (lifecycle or on the road).

The short run gets your legs used to the change. From what I've read on RST,
I think longer bricks are better training for racing. However, I only race
against myself so I've not bothered running longer bricks.

David / FEY2K
IMCAL2000 16:53
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