How To Run Off The Bike | Brick Running For Triathlon

Published on March 2nd 2018


Here is GTN's guide to avoid that feeling of jelly legs and perfect running off the bike! Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: We expect our bodies to go from sitting on a bike predominantly using our legs to being upright holding our full body weight and propelling us forward at our usual running pace - but without preparation and practise this can go horribly wrong. Before you get on the bike spend a bit of time working out the best position for you. You need to find the happy balance between comfort, being aerodynamic, and being able to produce power. If you ticked the latter two but comfort is lacking then getting off the bike will at first seem a massive relief but it will detriment your run. Cycling for a long duration at an intense effort will tighten up your hip flexors and often your back, if you can find a position that rotates your body forwards and keeps your hips more open it will make transferring to running that much easier. It’s easy to to let your running form drop when you start out after the cycle. With tight hip flexors, it’s easy to to get a little hunched and get into more of a shuffle rather than a run. Focus on keeping your shoulders upright and open. This will automatically open up your hips and allow for a more efficient longer stride. If you liked this video, don't forget to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Run Fast Off The Bike | GTN's Ultimate Tempo Brick Workout - 📹 How To Train For Your First Triathlon - Music: Epidemic Sound Sick And Tired (Instrumental Version) - Mad Modishi Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images