The brick is not something I always look forward to. To be honest, I don’t think I have ever looked forward to it. I’ve always viewed the brick as a necessary evil. Maybe because it has always hurt so much, and in my competitive history, I haven’t seen any real benefit on race day. (The run always hurts). Today was different. It felt good. It felt like I’m doing something right. (meaning whats best for me, not just following a general program).
I’ve come off the back of a rest week. Rest week means low duration low intensity work across all three sports. The result of this (and lets also remember good nutrition plays a big part), is that I came off a moderate bike ride (see stats below) and went straight into a run. I came off the run feeling tired but good.
From the beginning, the run felt good. I was able to keep my pace at around 5.25 which was right where I wanted it. I punched out 4kms without any pain or feelings of weakness. The last bit was going up the golf-course hill. (That always slows the average pace).