I signed up for another triathlon! I have seriously needed to start training for something again and the Brickman Triathlon is a great race to do just that.
This race is not new to me as I competed in it back in 2010. Yikes, I can’t believe it was 4 years ago. But yes, I have done this race before and I remember it being a chilly morning but a quick race. Perfect for ending the triathlon season (for me.)
The Brickman is a sprint distance triathlon which means short…and great for first timers or peeps like me who enjoy training but have a real life as well. I would love to live in triathlon training world where I had hours upon hours each day to swim bike and run but alas, I live in the real world and have to go to work every day.
The swim is in a pool…yay! This means warm and quick. I do LOVE swimming but I also enjoy the ease of starting the swim portion of a triathlon staggered so I don’t have strangers kicking me in the face.
The bike is 3 loops around a flat, 3.4 mile course. Unlike the Triathlon by the Sea, this course isn’t particularly scenic but that’s ok, it just means I’ll have to concentrate on pedaling faster. Zoom!
The run is a super flat, 4.5 loop course around the town common for a total of 3 miles. Nothing much by the way of scenery. I remember it being really cold 4 years ago and feeling good running. I was cruising along, minding my own business and I saw a MAN doing a walk of shame home carrying HIS HEELS!! Yes, a cross-dressing-walk-of-shame!! If I can only be so lucky this year to see such a sight.
I thought it would be fun to look up my results from 2010 and see how I did…
Swim – 5:17 (10 laps)
Bike – 43:56 (13.9 mph)
Run – 28:37 (9:23min/mi)
TOTAL – 1:21:49
Not too bad. But I would love to beat it. Look at that run time though…great min/mi for a tri!
Now time to create a training plan and stick to it. Because this course is super flat, I will focus on doing some speed work on the bike and on the run. I honestly do not remember one single hill on this course so no real need for a ton of hill workouts (which I actually enjoy more than speed workouts.)
I’ll post the training plan later this week for anyone who is interested (but mostly for me so I know where it is at all times.)
Happy Tuesday folks!
Does anyone else have any fall races they are gearing up to train for?