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July 14, 2008

Brick by Brick

Filed under: Training — levyang @ 3:25 am

In lieu of the LaSalle run which was held yesterday at the Fort, I decided to stick to the program which called for a Brick workout.  Brick is a bike-run workout which is intended to help the body adapt to the stresses of an actual race where the transition from bike to run is arguably the most difficult to do in triathlons.  The program called for me to do 40k bike and 5k run at zone 4.  Just like in Fontana, I biked in the rain once again although it did clear up once I began to run.  Here are the stats:

Bike time: 1:20:30

Average Speed: 29.8km/hr.

Transition: 3:45

Run time: 26:58

Total: 1:51:04

In past races, even my wife noticed that I take a long time in transitions.  Being the observant spectator that she is, she noticed that a lot of triathletes don’t bother to wear socks.  Also, cycling shoes were already attached to the pedals even before the race.  Like what any good husband would do, I listened to the wifey and followed her suggestions.  Already ditched the socks in my long run last thursday and began practicing with the ‘clipped-on’ shoes during my bike training on saturday and yesterday’s brick workout.  Let’s see if it’ll make a difference in O3 Subic.  

Cheers!

3 Comments »

  1. i still refuse to use cleats for my bike. running shoes all the way hahaha

    Comment by margaloo — July 14, 2008 @ 3:43 am | Reply

  2. oo nga noh, puwede rin pala yun marga, hehehe. actually, when i started biking, i also use running shoes (bago pa kasi ang sapatos ayaw ko malaspag ang cleats)🙂

    Comment by levyang — July 14, 2008 @ 3:52 am | Reply

  3. besides feeling ko para akong nababalisawsaw pag cleats gamit ko. malikot ako sa bike eh. para pa ring MTB rider haha

    Comment by margaloo — July 14, 2008 @ 4:06 am | Reply


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