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Alicia Kaye’s Favorite Olympic-Distance Brick Workout

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jun 27, 2014
Kaye won last week's TriRock Philadelphia triathlon. Photo: Swim Bike Run Photography

Pro Alicia Kaye continued her dominance of the non-drafting Olympic distance at last weekend’s Johnson & Johnson TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon. She does this brick workout, which takes approximately three hours to complete, on Thursday mornings.

“The ‘brick’ aspect of the workout is pretty short but I really think that this workout is incredibly specific to the pain intensity you experience in Olympic-distance triathlon,” Kaye says. “It allows me to have accumulated bike work in my legs before trying to run really fast and that’s what Olympic distance non-draft is all about!”

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Alicia Kaye’s Favorite Brick Session

Warm-up
30 min easy spin on the bike

Main Set
3–4 x 15 min time trial/Olympic-distance race pace with 5 min recovery in between each

After the last one, go straight into a full transition practice and do a 2x1K run with 2 min recovery in between, followed by an easy 15 min jog.

Cool-down
Easy 30-min spin

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a four-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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