My 1st BRICK Workout
Thursday: 4 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill
Friday: 14.7 miles biking @ 16mph/ 3.1 miles @ 7:42 pace on trail
I don’t have much time to train for my new triathlon endeavor… it’s only 7 weeks away. I know I need to hit up the pool ASAP- which I will on Monday!- but I decided to tackle the biking and running thing first, since I’m more comfortable with that 🙂 I met up with the T3 Triathlon team at my local Y for a Brick workout. This is when you bike first and then starting running right after, so you feel the affects of riding during your run, like you do in a tri. I was the only noob, but everyone was super nice and welcoming.
We ended up biking just under 15 miles. My Garmin had us at 16mph, but that included a short stretch that we just cruised at from the trail to the Y. OH… the same trail I run on goes right past the Y and is easily/safely accessible from the parking lot. I think our pace was closer to 17-18mph, but either way, it was challenging. I was able to stay with the group for most of the time. At one point I lagged behind a bit, but was able to catch up on the turn around 🙂 A few people gave me some great tips that will make my biking efforts easier.
We spent a little longer in the transition from biking to running than I expected (almost 10 min) but I still felt it during my run. I ran with the leader of the “class” and hopefully a new running partner, Kristin. No, not my sister Kristin, she is currently nursing an injured foot 🙁 Let’s call her YKristin for clarification. YKristin is like me, a stronger runner. She also runs my paces. Score! Anywho… after a half mile or so, I apologized for my slow pace and loud footsteps. My feet were pounding the ground and I felt like we were running around a 9 min pace. YKristin said, nothing to be sorry about, we’re at an 8 pace. I was like, what? what? I looked at my watch and by golly she was right. It took about a mile to feel normal running again.
I really liked doing this brick workout with a “team.” I definitely pushed the pace more than I would have alone and I know I’ll be able to learn from them as well. My day only got better as my sister Kristin surprised me with more almond butter and this awesome mug to add to my collection… which is fitting for both my running AND baby making life, bahaha.
Todd got home from work early and we took Riley for a long walk together. I walk this little lady every day and I know she enjoys it, but she REALLY likes it when she gets a walk with mommy AND daddy. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees at 3pm and not to rub it in, but the sky was blue without a cloud in the sky. We then celebrated my first brick workout with some yummy DLite’s Ice Cream.
Have you ever done a Brick Workout?
What size ice cream do you usually get?