The primary distinguishing feature of running in a triathlon is that it occurs after the athlete has already been exercising in two other disciplines for an extended period of time, so many muscles are already tired. The effect of switching from cycling to running can be profound; first-time triathletes are often astonished at their muscle weakness, maybe caused by lactate accumulation and the bizarre, sometimes painful sensation in their thighs a few hundred yards into the run, and discover that they run at a much slower pace than they are accustomed to in training. Triathletes train for this phenomenon through transition workouts known as “bricks”: back-to-back workouts involving two disciplines, most commonly cycling and running.
Workout Coach: Greg Pace, PACEperformance
What to Bring: Bike, Helmet, Hydration, Running Shoes.
A transition Zone will be set up just outside of Gate of Heaven Cemetery 580 Old York Rd, Burlington. Participants will cycle laps along Old York Road, Snake road, and Plains Rd. W., followed by a number of run laps through or around Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Run routes vary slightly, but stay in the general vicinity of., Old York Road.