I was hoping to get in a tough workout today to help offset a weekend spent hanging out with friends. Quick digression – drinks at Tandem Ciders (Awesome!), lunch at Stone House Bread Cafe (great salad) and swimming in Lake Michigan is a really nice way to spend a Sunday!
So… I decided to try doing my first brick workout. A “brick” is doing 2 of the 3 triathlon activities back-to-back in a workout. I chose to do a bike/run workout. I did the bike and run parts of a sprint triathlon which is 12.4 miles of cycling and 3.1 miles of running. I have never run right after cycling before and it was every bit as hard as I expected. (Side note – I did a bit of cycling way back in my late teens but I just started back at it again a few weeks ago.) Part of why it was so tough was the heat. I am not good with heat and the 84º that it was today turned me into a dripping mess. Still, it was a great workout and I was pleased that I got through it.
I do have “Do a Triathlon” on my bucket list. So this was a good starting place. Now I just have to learn to not swim like a spazz.