Last night, for some crazy reason, I decided to do a brick workout. I had never done one before so I knew I shouldn’t go too crazy with it.
Bike ride: 5.1 miles in 18 minutes.
I really pushed myself on this bike ride. I had the resistance up really high. My quads were on fireee! I realize that with brick workouts you are supposed to make the run the hardest part, but I just didn’t wanna!!
Run: 1 mile in 10:46
Now I know why they call it a brick workout. Holy freaking moly, my legs were soooo heavy on this run. I walked the first minute at 3.5 mph. Super slow, just wanted to shake my legs out. I walked the second minute at 4.0 mph. Then I picked it up and ran. Every minute I upped the speed. I finished running 7.5 mph!!! Woot!
All I can say is that I have no idea how people do Ironman races. I mean… I am decently in shape and thought I was going to die doing that one measly mile after biking. It’s tough! I guess they do it the same way I did my half marathon… Training! And lots of it.
One thing is for sure… This girl will not be doing a triathlon. I can’t swim. Well, I can swim but not real swimming. I am EXCELLENT at the doggie paddle.
I will, however, incorporate more brick workouts into my routine. I definitely felt the burnnn!
Have you ever done a triathlon? If not, would you ever do one?