Triathlon Training Quick Tip: Brick Workouts


By Lora Erickson

If you’re looking to improve your running off the bike be sure and incorporate brick workouts into your training. A brick workout is where you go from one activity immediately into the next. Generally a cycling workout immediately into a run is ideal. Be careful not to add too many “brick” workouts into your training as to compromise the effectiveness of each discipline. Once a week during race season is ample. A simple example of a brick workout would be: cycling 25 miles followed by a 3 mile run. I generally I like my athletes to set the pace that they want to run in a race the first half-mile off the bike. It’s good to get the body accustomed to changing disciplines rapidly and will improve your race experience. Happy training!

Coach Lora

About the coach: Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner is an experienced USA Triathlon run & swim certified coach and athlete with over 30 years of experience. To learn more visit


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