Five weeks remain until the first outdoor triathlon in the state. And it’s not too late to start training.
Essential to every successful training regime is the coveted brick workout. Newbies out there may be wondering if they need to find their way to the patio section of Menards, but no, the brick workout simply means a mixture of two disciplines in race order. We at SDTriNews.com will try to bring you a weekly workout throughout the season to help you mix up your training a bit and find yourself fit and strong as you prepare to don the spandex for the season.
This week’s brick workout comes from USAT Elite Coach Mike Ricci, the head coach for the University of Colorado Triathlon Team in 2013. He is also the owner and operator of Boulder-based D3 Multisport (D3multisport.com). He says this workout makes for a great sprint race simulation. “Your legs will be absolutely smoked on the run, just like in the race,” Ricci says. “Do this for 4–5 weeks leading up to your race and it will benefit you a ton.”
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