11.14.09

Type: Brick — Bike/Run
Distance: 20.0 miles/2.0 miles
Time: 76:00
Average pace: 180 watts/8:00 /mile
Average Heart Rate: 165 bpm


Now this is more like it. I got a little amped up and decided that I would do a brick. For those of you who are newer to the sport, this is a workout where you complete a workout in two fields, i.e. a swim and a bike or a bike and a run. The idea is to get your body acclimated to making the transition between the two disciplines. Today I actually pushed pretty hard on my bike trainer and then went for a quick run on the treadmill.

I pushed 180 watts for the entire hour I was on the bike. In my estimations, this is about where you need to be when you are doing 20.0 mph on flat ground. I think this is actually about 22.0 mph judging by the exertion level, but we will go with 20.0 mph instead. I did down a bottle of Infinit during that hour to keep my energy levels up for the run.

I was pleasantly surprised when I started running. I was a little tired from the hour of biking at a higher level, but then I wasn’t wiped out. It just felt good. I thought this workout went really well.

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...