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Saturday Afternoon Brick (Bike/Run)

  • Feb 1, 2014 · 11:45 AM

Let's meet up for our first brick ride of the training season. For those of you totally new to the sport, a "brick" ride is where you do a short run immediately following a bike ride. Why is it called a "brick" you ask? After pedaling a bike for some time, your legs will feel like a stack of bricks when you hop off the bike and start running. Brick workouts are the key to reducing that effect come race day.

We will meet up at Nells on Green Lake at 11:45, wheels rolling at noon. There will be two distances for this ride based on your current training goals:

Shorter ride: Green Lake down to the Burke Gillman trail and turning around at the 8 mile mark, completing a 16 mile bike ride. Afterwards we will run one loop around Green Lake to shake out the brick feeling. This bike ride will be a no-drop ride, meaning the group leader will ensure the group stays together and no one falls off the back.

Longer ride: Same course, but we will head down the Burke Gillman and turn around at the 15 mile mark, completing a 30 mile ride. Same one lap run around Green Lake afterwards and this will be a no-drop ride as well. Depending on turnout, this longer ride may break into a faster pace group and a slower pace group if there are folks who want to tackle the miles but want to take a slower pace.

Ted has offered to allow us to store our bikes in his office near the starting point so your bikes will be secure during the run.

Anyone who wants to stay for lunch and/or an adult beverage afterwards, we'll head to Taco Guaymas following the workout.

Hope to see you all there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I can only give this 5 stars because there weren't massage tables with professional masseuses afterwards.

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • RitterMike

      There was the sauna that is Ted's office.

      February 3, 2014

  • Christine

    So bummed to have skipped this -- I've been sick and am spending yet another day in bed with a fever. I hope there will be more workouts like this in the future!!

    February 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Get better soon, Christine! There will be lots more rides in the future!

      February 3, 2014

  • Chris H.

    perfect day for a great ride

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Becca

    Thanks Jim for leading the shorter ride - much appreciated!

    February 2, 2014

  • Maddie

    Ferry was late now stuck in traffic. May have to meet up just for the run

    February 1, 2014

  • Lorinda H.

    Headed to swim and spin since I forgot I have chiro later!

    February 1, 2014

  • Benjamin S.

    What is the appropriate attire for tomorrow? I have a tri-suit but it's a bit cold to just wear that. I was thinking tri-bottoms with leg warmers that should work for the ride and I can take em off for the run. Same thing for the top I guess. Any other suggestions?

    January 31, 2014

    • RitterMike

      I think you have it pretty well nailed spot on. I'm from WI so take this for what it's worth- Always ride with knees covered under 40 (probably 45). For the top if it's closer to 40 I'd say go with a short sleeve base (eg running tech shirt) and long sleeve jersey. anything closer to 50 a short sleeve jersey with arm warmers.

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Connie H.

    I'm in for the shorter distance.

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Becca

      I'm so glad the shorter distance was added because when I first saw this posted I thought "nope!" But now I feel like I can go. Thanks for saying something Connie :)

      2 · January 31, 2014

    • Becca

      And also thanks to the organizers for adding options!

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Yvonne E.

    I'm not able to make it this Saturday, but look forward to joining in regularly. Will these be scheduled at 11:45am all Saturdays going forward?

    January 31, 2014

  • RitterMike

    Planning to ride there from my house can I stash a bag with my shoes in someone's car or office?

    1 · January 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes and Ted's office is above Nells to stash stuff

      1 · January 30, 2014

    • RitterMike

      Great. Excited to get on the road for the 1st time this year.

      2 · January 30, 2014

  • Machiko T.

    Sorry to miss it. Please organize this again in the future!

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Connie H.

    Just an FYI this scares me away. As a sprint distance'r who want's to be ready for the early races I saw a brick and said "Yes" then I read the description and went "There's no way!!" I'm a slow runner 10mm+ on just a run and I almost never do more than 15 miles on my bike at this point... so for my first brick of the season I'll have to pass on this and hope that there will be other meet ups geared more toward the beginner/sprinter.

    2 · January 28, 2014

    • Maddie

      I'm Rsvping now. Thanks Connie!

      2 · January 29, 2014

    • Connie H.

      Glad to hear it!!!

      January 29, 2014

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