Why are they called bricks? Tweet Home › Triathlon Forum › Triathlon Discussions › Why are they called bricks? This topic contains 12 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by bluebirdbiker 7 years ago. Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) Author Posts May 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm #10514 WillbIM1DayParticipant This might be a silly newbie question, but honestly, why is a two-sport workout called a brick??? May 9, 2008 at 2:14 pm #97392 wmckeanParticipant Because you stack one workout on top of another, like bricks in the wall. May 9, 2008 at 2:15 pm #97393 jsk85Participant 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. May 9, 2008 at 2:22 pm #97394 NotAsFastParticipant 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. May 9, 2008 at 2:31 pm #97395 swimmer52Participant I agree with NotAsFast, it’s because your legs feel like bricks on the run May 9, 2008 at 3:03 pm #97401 RVParticipant BRICK B – Bike R – Run ICK – ICK is how the legs feel until You get used to it! May 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm #97403 TriSoonerParticipant B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up “Fartlek” and “LSD”. May 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm #97406 tri-acParticipant because “br” wasn’t long enough… May 9, 2008 at 4:40 pm #97417 JohnieTriParticipant 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! May 9, 2008 at 4:47 pm #97418 chekmarksParticipant a brick is what I want to smash my face with during the first 5 minutes of running after a long bike. May 9, 2008 at 7:18 pm #97430 tsilcycParticipant 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 May 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm #97459 AntonParticipant 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… May 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm #97495 bluebirdbikerParticipant The kind of brick is directly proportional to the intensity of the bike HA! Hard bike = cinder blocks, easy bike = house bricks. Author Posts Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.