Mini-Sprint Brick and Tapering Plan

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If you haven’t done any bricks yet, this isn’t the time to start piling them on, but here are some examples you could do in the lead up to your race.

Member Question:

I have this mini-sprint in 13 days (but who's counting?). I'd like to do some brick workouts between now and then, just a couple or maybe three. How should I do this intelligently? Should I just combine either swim/bike or bike/run in that order, with the same distance as the race? It's really short, so I'm guessing that it would be okay to do that? The distances are 200m/9km/2.5km. How many times should I do it? Should I do a whole run-through of the triathlon itself?

Answer:

It’s best to keep the bricks short since you are closing in on race day. If you haven’t done any bricks yet, this isn’t the time to start piling them on, but here are some examples you could do in the lead up to your race:

10 days out: 200m swim for time – after a good 300-400 warm up, then bike 5k, run 1k, bike 5k, run 1k. [.....]

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date: September 5, 2006

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Our coaching philosophy is to help you get the most out of your available training time. We don’t believe in junk mileage or useless workouts. We combine the most current research and triathlon training techniques with proven race strategies to help our athletes reach their goals.

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