Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bricks
With this weekend's off road tri weighing on my mind I decided to do a brick of sorts yesterday.  For those of you non tri geeks, a brick is when you combine two disciplines into one workout.  For example, for regular tri training you might swim for an hour and then go for a bike ride.  For me, I'm not too concerned about the kayak to bike transition but the bike to run should be interesting.  I know that I don't have time to really train at this point but I can at least get the body used to the transition to some extent.  With that in mind, I did a mountain bike commute home last night, rolling home with roughly 1 3/4 hours of ride time and then I laced up the running shoes to go for a run.  B's buddy Rachel was over and her mother and brother were there to pick her up so when Owen saw me getting ready for a run, he insisted on going as well.  Who cares if he only had crocs with him.  I've got to admit, he kept up quite well for close to 20 minutes.  Sure, I didn't run full speed but for a 7 year old in crocs it was quite impressive.

One of the perils of my mtn commute is that there is a 3 mile section that I alone use so this time of year it can get overgrown in spots.  I swear, there is a trail in here somewhere.
flashing the bods.  I'm not really flexing but I am rockin a nice farmer's tan.
off we go
Thursday will be more of the same except this time I'll actually hit some hills on my run so that I can realize just how unprepared I really am for this weekend's race.

2 comments:

Miff said...

He he thats kinda funny.....croc runner boy.
Well I did a little duathlon (for fun, had to be done) many weeks ago, 3km run, 6km ride, 3km run...easy peasy me thinks. Being a closet runner, I though yeah, lets bring all this fun junk together. The run to bike was ok....well except for the transition bit...thats another story. I smashed the ride leg, caught the lead tri girl in the ride.....and I'm thinking this is kinda cool, I've caught up....do you think I could run after the ride. Legs.Won't.Run.....it was the worst....I couldnt get them moving.....it was slow-mo. Hmmm, so yeah, there is something in the transitions.....good to see you practice.... Miff PS The secret to transitions is 'elastic shoe laces'...so I found it after, cause i just ran with shoelaces flapping everywhere, kinda high stepping....its what I do...

rick is! said...

my trail running shoes have pull laces so all should be good. I'm most worried about the kayak portion. too late now though...