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2004-08-27 3:35 PM

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Subject: run-swim brick?
is doing a brick mainly to get your body to switch gears in order they will be doing so in a race? i ask because i did a run-swim 'brick' yesterday, but i doubt i will ever race in that order. is it still useful (keeping my body in motion over extended period and over two modes?) or not?


2004-08-27 4:42 PM
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2004-08-27 4:43 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
Not a brick, but it's a valid workout.

I like to run before I swim sometimes because then it feels great getting into the water. Plus, if I'm swimming, that means I'm at the gym, and therefore, running at the gym, and I don't think the gym folks take too kindly to me hopping on their equipment soaking wet.

BTW, yes, the point of a brick is to simulate race conditions.
2004-08-27 5:56 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
hmm....an experienced triathlete once told me if you combine any 2 tri workouts, it's a brick. However, I would swim/bike or swim/run instead (both of which would count as a brick he said)

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2004-08-27 6:04 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
Your best gains would be from a Bike/run brick but hey you moving and mixing up workouts so why not. It will sure keep your muscles from getting used to your workouts. Let us know if you make any gains from it.

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2004-08-27 8:03 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
Yeah, any long workout is going to help, who cares what you call it. :-)

Actually, this is the only place I've seen a "brick" described as anytihng but bike/run.


2004-08-28 9:49 AM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
Actually, this is the only place I've seen a "brick" described as anytihng but bike/run.


likewise. i know that is the toughest transition for most bodies to make. whenever i have done a brick in the past, that was it (bike/run). i'm doing another run/swim tomorrow out at a state park (trail run then open water swim - i can't wait!). i'm sure it helps in some way, but probably not as much as a true brick does. i agree that getting into the water after a run, even a short one, is fun.
2014-01-24 9:35 AM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?

I know that this is a 9 years old thread, but I'd like to throw in my vote and explanation.

If by definition a brick consists of two multi-sport disciplines back to back - why not include a run/swim brick? If you must be a stickler about the order in which the two disciplines are performed in relation to an actual race, I'd like to throw in an aquathlon (run/swim/run). 

2014-01-24 12:00 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
Originally posted by vertseven

I know that this is a 9 years old thread, but I'd like to throw in my vote and explanation.

If by definition a brick consists of two multi-sport disciplines back to back - why not include a run/swim brick? If you must be a stickler about the order in which the two disciplines are performed in relation to an actual race, I'd like to throw in an aquathlon (run/swim/run). 




Run first + swim second = Cramping big time!

Swim is always first for safety purposes
2014-01-24 12:10 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?

Originally posted by vertseven

I know that this is a 9 years old thread, but I'd like to throw in my vote and explanation.

If by definition a brick consists of two multi-sport disciplines back to back - why not include a run/swim brick? If you must be a stickler about the order in which the two disciplines are performed in relation to an actual race, I'd like to throw in an aquathlon (run/swim/run). 

Plenty of splash n dash events out there that involve transitioning straight from a swim into a run. 

2014-01-24 12:14 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?

I generally try not to combine workouts unless I'm supposed to.  However, there are time constraints or convenience where I will get a swim/bike or swim/run in one session.  Rare though.

There really isn't much physiological benefit to ANY brick, even bike/run (gasp!) - so don't worry about missing any advantage doing one might give you.



2014-01-24 12:24 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?

It's a BRICK, to me....

I'm a BOP swimmer, but every now and then, i LIKE to swim with tired arms.  Helps you focus on your form and learn to deal with feeling fatiqued in the water.  Being comfortable, mentally and physically, in the water is a HUGH plus for me. 



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2014-01-24 4:33 PM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?

Originally posted by mike761
Originally posted by vertseven

I know that this is a 9 years old thread, but I'd like to throw in my vote and explanation.

If by definition a brick consists of two multi-sport disciplines back to back - why not include a run/swim brick? If you must be a stickler about the order in which the two disciplines are performed in relation to an actual race, I'd like to throw in an aquathlon (run/swim/run). 

Run first + swim second = Cramping big time! Swim is always first for safety purposes

 

+1 on this ^^

I ran some intervals on Monday then headed to the pool for a quick swim.  125 yards into a kick set, the cramping started...lesson learned.  Next time I attempt a swim/run, I'll just do some pull sets.

2014-01-25 7:40 AM
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Subject: RE: run-swim brick?
IMHO, anything is a brick as long as you keep the transition time reasonably consistent with the length of a race transition. If you give your body a chance to rest in-between, then not a brick. Keep the transition under 10 mins, then I'd call it a brick.
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