bricks vs long individual workouts

bricks vs long individual workouts

Post by Brad Speierma » Wed, 09 Jul 1997 04:00:00


In response to my question about my training schedule (preparing for my
first international/olympic tri) a number of people have told me I
should have longer runs and rides.  I'm generally doing 45 - 60 minute
runs on my running days and 1 hour rides on my two short days and 1-2
hours on my long day.  I'm already putting in about 11-13 hours of
training a week and I just don't have much more time to spare.  Would I
be better off to have longer runs or rides and sacrafice my bricks or
should I just stick with what I'm doing?  I know that the bricks have
certainly improved my ability to make the transition from ride to run.
In the two months since I've started doing them I've become pretty
comfortable making the transition.  In fact, I find that I run much
faster on my bricks then when I just run.  I average 30-60 seconds per
mile faster!

On a sort of related note.  I sure would like to see what some other
peoples training schedules look like.  I don't know anyone outside of
this newsgroup that does tri's, so I don't really have much to compare
my training with.

Thanks,
Brad

 
 
 

bricks vs long individual workouts

Post by Telem » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Brad-

My training schedule is similar to yours. I generally run from 1-1.5
hours, interspersed with days of 1.5 hr rides. However, I also do
combinations of 45 minute runs followed by 1 hr of riding, about 3 days a
week.

-Gerry

 
 
 

bricks vs long individual workouts

Post by Public User in HSC Computer La » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> On a sort of related note.  I sure would like to see what some other
> peoples training schedules look like.  I don't know anyone outside of
> this newsgroup that does tri's, so I don't really have much to compare
> my training with.

> Thanks,
> Brad

Brad, I'm not that talented, but I'll give you my training schedule,
just so you have some comparison.

For the previous month, I would do either a 2 hour bike ride or 30
minute run/walk in the morning, then swim for an hour in the afternoon.
on the weekend, I would do a long bike ride (50+ miles) on both days,
and MAYBE do a brick run afterwards.  I was doing very little brick
work.

Since I am a grad student, I have been able to take the month before
Vineman off, and have really increased my training.  I'll typically
run/walk for an hour in the morning, then bike for an hour in the
afternoon.  I'll go to shcool for errands for a few hours, then swim for
an hour and weight lift for another hour.  I'll do that for 4 days a
week, taking Monday off to make sure I am home in time for WWF RAW.
Then on the weekend, I do a long ride on one day (70+ miles) and a
bike/run brick the other day.

I think you are smart to do many small brick workouts.  i owuld do more,
but my knees are so bad that I usually need to run on fresh legs to
stave off surgery.  As long as you get in a long slow run and bike once
every two weeks, I think you are doing well.

just my thoughts,

The Bertha
Gary P. Chimes

MD/PhD Student


 
 
 

bricks vs long individual workouts

Post by Fran » Mon, 21 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> In response to my question about my training schedule (preparing for my
> first international/olympic tri) a number of people have told me I
> should have longer runs and rides.  I'm generally doing 45 - 60 minute
> runs on my running days and 1 hour rides on my two short days and 1-2
> hours on my long day.  I'm already putting in about 11-13 hours of
> training a week and I just don't have much more time to spare.  Would I
> be better off to have longer runs or rides and sacrafice my bricks or
> should I just stick with what I'm doing?  I know that the bricks have
> certainly improved my ability to make the transition from ride to run.
> In the two months since I've started doing them I've become pretty
> comfortable making the transition.  In fact, I find that I run much
> faster on my bricks then when I just run.  I average 30-60 seconds per
> mile faster!

> On a sort of related note.  I sure would like to see what some other
> peoples training schedules look like.  I don't know anyone outside of
> this newsgroup that does tri's, so I don't really have much to compare
> my training with.

> Thanks,
> Brad

Brad,

As a somewhat below average duathlete, my training schedule is as
follows:

Run:
Long Run 90 minutes
Tempo Run 40 minutes
Hill Repeats 40 minutes
Easy Run (time permitting)

Bike:
Long Ride 120 minutes
Time Trial 45 minutes
Hill Intervals  45 minutes
Easy Ride (time permitting)

Brick: 2M Run / 12m Bike / 2M Run

I gave up on Tris since I didn't have the time/energy to fit 3 swim
workouts in per week.

Hope this helps,

Frank