28 Apr Hurt Locker Brick Session
With only 10 days to go before the only Olympic Distance Tri planned your the year and wanting to make it count decided on a race pace brick simulation, yes even having done spinning last night.
Rollers I use have a resistance adjuster so increased the restistance and set reasonably hard gear then turned out an hour at roughly 80-85rpm to get some real load in the legs. As you’ve heard me mention before I’m heavily working on connecting the core so being on the rollers is a good time to think posture and technique.
Hour done and on to the treadmill. Being indoor, keeping your core temperature steady is critical so plenty of water consumed. Plan for the run was 5mile race pace at 2% gradient. All was going well for the first 25minutes. Then the legs started to really shout. Switched focus on relaxing the shoulders and pumping the arms. With shoulders back down and relaxed the pace started feeling comfortable.
Going to have to up my idea of race pace again!