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    WillbIM1Day
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    This might be a silly newbie question, but honestly, why is a two-sport workout called a brick???

    #97392
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    wmckean
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    Because you stack one workout on top of another, like bricks in the wall.

    #97393
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    jsk85
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    This is just a theory, but…

    The two workouts in tandem “build on” one another to combine for something “more solid”

    I’d have to imagine it’s something similar to that…or maybe it’s because the feeling after a hard brick workout is likened to having a brick dropped on your head from a rooftop.

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    NotAsFast
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    I read somewhere that a guy by the name of Matt Brick started doing them years ago and they were names after him, but that is probably BS. More than likely, becasue that is how your legs feel after you do a really hard one.

    #97395
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    swimmer52
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    I agree with NotAsFast, it’s because your legs feel like bricks on the run :)

    #97401
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    RV
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    BRICK
    B – Bike
    R – Run
    ICK – ICK is how the legs feel until You get used to it!

    #97403
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    TriSooner
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    B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up “Fartlek” and “LSD”.

    #97406
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    tri-ac
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    because “br” wasn’t long enough…

    #97417
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    JohnieTri
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    RV wrote:
    BRICK
    B – Bike
    R – Run
    ICK – ICK is how the legs feel until You get used to it!

    This is the one I use when asked about bricks too!

    #97418
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    chekmarks
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    a brick is what I want to smash my face with during the first 5 minutes of running after a long bike.

    #97430
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    TriSooner wrote:
    B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up “Fartlek” and “LSD”.

    They should be called Bruns.

    LSD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann

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    tsilcyc wrote:
    TriSooner wrote:
    B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up “Fartlek” and “LSD”.

    They should be called Bruns.

    LSD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann

    I get the Bruns once in a while…but only in the winter…
    An article about LSD and not one mention of Electric Kool-ade…tsk tsk. Obviously put together by some youngster…

    #97495
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    bluebirdbiker
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    The kind of brick is directly proportional to the intensity of the bike HA!
    Hard bike = cinder blocks, easy bike = house bricks.
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