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    Marius T


    I came across an old article from Matt

    This is looking appealing, from time management and specificity points of view. I’m thinking to implement it in the 80/20 training for half and full distances.

    Matt, this is still a valid option for training?

    Also, in the article, there is an example of distances for run-dominant and bike-dominant bricks and for related long bike/long run workouts. But it is hard to expand the example to cover a training cycle.

    Can you please help with more details? I’m thinking that:
    – it may be a rule for bike and run proportion within Saturday run-dominant, respectively, bike-dominant bricks
    – the length of Saturday bricks may be somehow related with the distances for long bike/long run of the next day.

    Thank you,

    Matt Fitzgerald

    Wow, that is an old article. There’s more than one way to skin a cat in endurance training. So, yes, this approach remains valid. Today, though, I typically prescribe only a couple of run-dominant brick workouts per cycle, and I make them the last two bricks in the cycle. You can do the first one approximately six weeks out from race day and the second three weeks out. The last one should include some race-intensity efforts on both the bike and the run.

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