As I might have mentioned in one of my former posts, I’m a runner with some 20 years of experience, but fairly new to triathlon (and generally to everything that involves a bike).
I did do 2 or 3 brick workouts last summer, but they were very much unstructured and merely for testing myself and for having some fun. And fun they were! The first time I jumped off that bike and into my running shoes I found myself literally laughing out loud after a few hundred meters, because that robotic feeling in my legs was one of the most awkward things I had experienced in all my runner’s life.
Now that said, I would like to integrate bike-run bricks into my regular plan. But I have no real idea which of the SUF workouts are good for adding a run right after and which are not.
I don’t expect anybody to put a list together for me. I’d rather like to understand the basic principles of brick sessions based on bike workouts from the SUF universe. Of course I can read books or the internet to get a general idea of how brick sessions work etc, but so far I found nothing that really helped me.
I would probably never attempt a run after a technique drill on the bike. Doesn’t make much sense to me.
So, rather after an endurance session? Tempo? HIIT?
And, as a more concrete example: I will have some time on hand this Saturday. My plan says I’ll do SUF Idol. How about a short tempo run right after? Some 7 km?
Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts!