My First BRICK!!

TGIF!! How happy are y’all that it’s Friday?!? I’m definitely a happy camper :)

So yesterday, I had my first BRICK workout of triathlon training!! For those of you who don’t know what a BRICK is, it’s a double workout, usually bike and run, one right after the other to get your legs ready for the triathlon. So my plan was to do a 10 mile bike then a 1-2 mile run, depending on how my legs felt. The sprint tri I’m doing only has a 11 mile bike and 2 mile run so I figured this would be a good place to start!! The weather yesterday was smokin’ hot! I didn’t start my bike until around 10am, I wanted to make sure there wasn’t too much traffic on the road. And it was H-O-T! I later found our that we had a heat advisory and when I was doing my brick the temp was 100+. Not to mention there was a pretty strong breeze which made my bike even harder. Where I ride, right by my house, is literally all hills. There is NO flat so that also adds a harder element to my ride. But, I finished it pretty easily, 10 mile in about 40 minutes. I quickly ran inside, got some water, switched my iPods, and swapped my helmet out for a hat and I was off! My legs immediately felt like lead and the sun was beating directly on me. So I decided one mile would be plenty. I ran 1 mile in about 9:30, which was a lot faster than I thought I was going!!

All in all, I think my BRICK went well! When I got back from my run, all I could think about was WATER!! I was so thirsty and probably should have brought water with me on my ride. I need to get a water bottle holder to attach to my bike for next time. I ended up walking 3 more miles on the treadmill right when I got back, so I guess I wasn’t too exhausted!! I really enjoyed this type of workout and will definitely be doing a lot more!!

Do you have any experience with BRICK workouts?? Tips or suggestions??

We tried out our brand new gas grill the other night and loved it!! We made Turkey Burgers, and they are so much better on the grill than in the skillet!! Plus, the grill is so easy!! So I am definitely a big fan and I know we will be using it a lot!!

Well friends, I think that’s about it!! What are your plans for this weekend?

I’m going to have a laid back weekend full of studying and reading for school. Sounds fun, right?!? Haha :)

Oh, and one last thing!! Go check out this awesome grilling giveaway that Kristin is doing over at IGE!! Or don’t, because I really want to win!! :)


  1. Congrats on your first Brick workout! I think its crazy and just the idea makes me tired. Especially in that kind of heat!! Great work out girl

  2. whohooo

  3. Congrats! You are so awesome for completing this. Brick workouts scare the daylights out of me!