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4/23/10 4:44 P

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*LOL* Hair on fire! That is totally what its like! *LOL*


Trying to bring my sexy back.

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4/23/10 2:25 P

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Gary - Hair on fire! LOL! I know what you mean about swimming and standing up to run. It's even worse when the water is really cold.


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4/23/10 12:51 P

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Yes, running after the bike is extremely tough! I did a duathlon this past saturday, and my legs were just jello, even though I had practiced T2 several times.

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You only fail when you stop trying.
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5 Mile Race PR: 44:36 (Dec. 2011)
10K PR - 58:03 (Oct. 09)
15K PR - 1:29:59 (Apr. 2011)
Half Marathon PR - 2:03:39 (Apr. 12)
Marathon PR - 4:48:55 (May 2011)
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4/23/10 11:57 A

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I have to admit the first few bricks i did I came off the bike and ran like my hair was on fire, I had no idea how hard it was to get my senses back. Much like the swim and then standing up to run, wow, head rush.
Just do your next brick and run slow and easy, give your body time to adjust to the new stress of biking and then running, it gets better the more you do it.

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4/23/10 11:45 A

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CDNTRIGIRL has good advice. The more you practice the brick, the easier it gets. Every new season I do my first brick run at 1/2 mile and I go really slow.

In the race you may need to do the first half mile slow and then pick up the pace once you get your running legs under you. It's all practice.


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4/23/10 10:59 A

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There is a really great video on about T2 transitions. The guy discusses in detail how to transition more effectively from bike to run and it starts in the last 10 minutes or so of your ride. It has really helped me. Plus, I have started CHI running and that technique has me flow more effectively from one to the other as well.

But really it's all practice. Don't be too hard on yourself your first few bricks. In a race your adrenalin helps get through that too as do other racers. Hang tough, you can do it. Just keep practicing.

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4/23/10 10:26 A

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I had my first Brick workout on Wednesday. I did 6 miles on the bike, averaged 11mph pace. I was feeling great with this. My dad put new pedals on my bike (with straps) so I had some more power. I'm still playing around with the gears and cadence but I'm about a 85 rpm. I felt pretty confident at the end of my ride.

I jumped off my bike, tore off my helmet, took a second to re-set my Garmin from bike to run and took off. I attempted to run 2 miles. This is where it all headed south. I was a bit wobbly to start, for the first 100 yards or so. Then my calves started cramping terribly. It was like my legs forgot how to work, my stride was all wacky. My first mile was a 8:43. I didn't even finish my second mile due to my calves being completely cramped.

My most recent 5k pace was a 7:40 so I'm hoping to do about 8:00 for this sprint tri. Should I take a min or so to do some quick stretches before starting to run next time?? Any advice would be appreciated.

I saw on Youtube that you can do some calf stretches while on the bike so I'm going to try that too.

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2/27 Princess 1/2
4/30 IL 1/2
5/7 Indianapolis Mini
6/11 Carmel 1/2
8/ 6 Eagle Creek 1/2
11/5 Monumental Full

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