GTN Presents- Brick Workout 101

  

As part of the partnership between the Global Triathlon Network (GTN) and TrainingPeaks, we’ll be bringing you twice-monthly episodes of the new “Triathlon Training Explained” show, where hosts and former pro triathletes Mark Threlfall and Heather Fell answer your triathlon training questions with the help of TrainingPeaks software, coaches and industry experts from around the world.

If you’ve ever competed in a triathlon, you likely know the “jelly” feeling your legs get when you go from the bike to the run. This phenomenon is largely because of the blood in your body being shunted from one group of muscles to another as you switch from one activity to another.

While you can’t train your body to be completely immune to this feeling, brick workouts (the act of doing two workouts back-to-back in quick succession) can help train your body to shunt the blood more efficiently.

In the latest episode of Triathlon Training Explained, host and former pro athlete Mark Threlfell outlines the origins of the term “brick workout” and explains some different types of them that you should be incorporating into your regular triathlon training routine, particularly as you head into a big race.

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About the Author

Susan Legacki

Susan Grant Legacki is the Content Director at TrainingPeaks. The founding editor of LAVA Magazine and a former editor at Triathlete Magazine and Inside Triathlon, Susan is an IRONMAN finisher, Boston Marathon qualifier, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach and certified Pilates instructor. When she's not editing or writing copy about endurance sports, you can usually find her training for them around Boulder, Colo.

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