This morning I woke up with a little bit of pain in my abs at the spot that has been problematic.  It’s nothing major but I can surely attribute it to the 5 circuit Rays Way on Monday.

I did another run/bike brick today, hoofing 2 miles on the treadmill at the same 9:13 pace as last week and then covering .2 of a mile farther during my 10 minutes on the stationary bike, racking up 3.3 miles.  The brick was tough once again but felt slightly more manageable than the week prior, despite my upping the bike intensity this time.  I also was sporting my real running shoes, running shorts, a spare shirt and an oversized towel to mop up the sweat.

I think I will change up the run portion of the brick to the same format as the ride, doing a run for a defined amount of time (20 minutes) with the goal of increasing the distance covered during that 20 minutes slightly each week.  The 30 minute total brick time is a nice round number with easily trackable performance points.

Today’s Workout

Run/Ride Brick – 2 mile run – 9:13 pace, 10 minute ride – 3.3 miles covered