The primary distinguishing feature of running in a triathlon is that it occurs after the athlete has already been exercising in two other disciplines for an extended period of time, so many muscles are already tired. The effect of switching from cycling to running can be profound; first-time triathletes are often astonished at their muscle weakness, maybe caused by lactate accumulation and the bizarre, sometimes painful sensation in their thighs a few hundred yards into the run, and discover that they run at a much slower pace than they are accustomed to in training. Triathletes train for this phenomenon through transition workouts known as “bricks”: back-to-back workouts involving two disciplines, most commonly cycling and running.
PACEperformance offers year road brick workout opportunities to our clients – Winter Brick Tuesday evenings Nov – April Indoors at Neworld Cycle www.neworldcycle.com
Summer Brick Tuesday evenings May – August Outdoors in association with TCoB located at 656 Old York Road Burlington www.triburlington.ca