I was just wondering where and when the Great Floridian is being held this
year. I will hopefully be participating next year but I was thinking about
going this year as a spectator.
Sa Long Swim (4km at race pace)
Su 80 Mile Bike Ride (Hard) 10 min Rest 10 Mile Run (Easy)
Sa 112 Mile Bike Ride (Effort=85%)
Su 15-20 Mile Run (E=70-75%)
Sa Long Swim
Su Overdistance Ride 135 Miles (E=75%)
Sa Long Swim (3-4km race pace) 90 Mile Ride (E=80%)
Su 15 Mile Run (E=70%)
These workouts should be done on non-consecutive weekends
and should be the focus of the weeks training. These workouts
should be mini-race simulations where you test out the food
you plan on eating during the race and any replacements drinks
which you plan to use or are being served at the race.
The more you know about how your body handles different conditions
the better you will be prepared to deal with these situtions in
a race. Generally it is best to do a long run after the a long
day of riding as opposed to the reverse as the pounding of the
lower limbs would cause a long cycle the next day to be of less
Also the day after a 2 day session described above should be followed
with a day-off and then 1-3 easy days depending on how you are
Basically you get out of a race usually what you have put into to in
the proceeding months and/or years.
MPR Teltech Ltd
Burnaby, BC, Canada
> Could someone expand on what is
>meant by "Brick Workouts". More specifically,
>what is a Brick, and what is this type of
>workout suppose to accomplish?
Personally for Olympic distance races I prefer to do
a cycle/run/cycle/run/cycle/run/cycle/run session
with distances of 3km cycle and 1km run. It gives your legs
a good workout and gives transition practice as well. It's an
effective way of training in a short space of time as the
whole session only takes about 35 minutes.
Dept of PE, SS & RM