30 Apr '14, 4pm

Want to run faster off the bike? Here's the trick:

Bike-Run Brick Training for the Intermediate Triathlete By Lisi Bratcher With spring underway, it is time to prepare your legs for a fast run off the bike. One goal of mixed bike-run sessions, also called bricks, is to get your lower extremities conditioned to running on fatigued muscles. If you are an intermediate triathlete running three times per week, two of your sessions should be on fresh legs. A third run should be done in combination with biking. Secondly, your cardiovascular system needs to adapt to the different metabolic demands of the aerobar position and upright running. With the use of a heart rate monitor, you are likely to notice a higher rate when running due to the higher impact and the increased demand on your heart. The key to a fast race is to be as efficient as possible, with the end goal being to bike and run as fast as you can with the lowest manage...

Full article: http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/multisport-z...

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