Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Starting 2012 Off the Right Way

Yesterday I did my first workout of 2012. It was glorious and amazing. I planned on running six miles yesterday but I just didn't feel like running so I decided to bike instead. I then decided to do a short brick workout.

I biked for about 30 minutes before hitting the treadmill for 1.5 miles. I wasn't sure how my legs were going to feel after biking so I didn't push it too much on the bike. I don't know what my pace was because I don't have my bike computer set up yet but I felt like I stayed at a pretty steady pace the whole time.

After 30 minutes I quickly changed shorts and shoes and hit the treadmill. I started out at a 10:20 pace for the first half mile and ended with a 9:24 pace for 10:03 pace overall. I was really surprised with how great my legs felt. I was expecting them to feel heavy but they felt more warmed up and ready to run. I was super happy that I able to keep upping the pace without feeling like I was going to burn out.

I don't know how many bricks I will be doing during half marathon training but I am really excited for triathlon training to start. I loved how my legs felt and the overall feeling of pushing myself.


  1. very cool! love that you were able to still push yourself even after biking :) nice work friend!

  2. I like this! I have read of people doing brick workouts and it sounds so hard- especially mentally. I feel like once I was done biking, the motivation to change clothes and start a run would be hard to find. So I'm impressed!