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7/22/12 1:25 P

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Thanks for everyone's ideas. -Love hearing what people are doing. I am also training for a fall full marathon so running has my greatest priority (plus running is my first love and true passion). I run 3 days a week (FIRST Program = Speedwork, Tempo and Long Run) and then I am trying to swim and bike 2 days per week. Lately I am trying to run a mile as fast as I can after each bike ride. I am trying to get the mile run under 8 minutes. Today is was 8:06. Almost there! It is so hard to get the fast leg turnover right off the bike so the first 400 meters is more like 8:30 or 8:45 but by the end I am at about at 7:30 pace.

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Masters PRs: I am 49
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10K 48:50 (7:53)
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7/22/12 11:49 A

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I do 1 brick a week. I try to do each sport 3x a week, strength train 2x a week and I take 1 rest day. My schedule usually looks like this:
Mon: bike, swim
Tue: run, strength, swim
Wed: bike, run
Thur: run, strength, swim
Fri: long bike
Sat: rest
Sun: long run

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7/21/12 6:29 A

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I do a brick 1-2 times per week, As a competition approaches, they are likely to be repeat bricks like GWBach described.At least, after a medium-length bike, I get off & run a couple miles. Sometimes it is a full s-b-r brick. All of these teach my legs to make that transition with less rubberiness as I start the run. In the winter, I run 2-3 miles after a strength workout. (too much neglected in good weather.)
With the bricks, I end up running 2-3 days/wk; biking 2-3 days/week; swimming 2-3 days/week.
My rest day is when a family committment prevents me from doing anything. I also count my weekly swimming lesson as a recovery day because it has a lot of drills & instruction. (Total Immersion swimming. It is to the swimming you learned in high school--or didn't learn--as Good Form Running--aka Chi running & other names--is to your high school track coaching, if you had any.)

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7/18/12 10:33 P

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i warm up with a easy run and then start the set the purpose is it hammers home my pacing off the bike , and it helps on tweaking in the Transitions, it also buts some variety in my work out and if I am time crunched, it can work as my speed work by changing the pacing


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7/18/12 10:04 P

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why repeating the sets like that? are you working on your transition skills?

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7/18/12 10:02 P

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I am trying a new one, 6 mile bike, 2 mile run, repeat 3 or 4 times in a row


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7/18/12 8:46 P

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I normally have a Saturday brick (and I've been trying to build a Monday brick in as well).

My schedule:
Sunday rest, Monday run or bike or brick, Tuesday swim, Wednesday run, Thursday swim (and indoor cycling class at night sometimes from a tri coach), Friday swim, Saturday brick

Notice I don't currently have weight lifting or yoga in there. Need those, too!

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7/18/12 8:28 P

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I am curious how often people do bricks in their training...please share. I am also wondering how many people take a rest day. I am finding it difficult to do so and still fit in all the workouts for all 3 sports. Thanks!
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Karen
"Older, Lighter, Faster"
Masters PRs: I am 49
5K 23:13 (7:28)
10K 48:50 (7:53)
Half-Marathon 1:49 (8:19)
Marathon 3:57 (9:04)




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