The Workout Of The Day for Friday, 11.19.10 – “Slow and easy.”

Howdy folks,

Have I told you how much I like Fridays?

If I haven’t, now you know – I do.

Even when I can’t race, I still get amped for the weekend.

How about you?


Cool… but do yourself a favor. Save some of that energy for the races, OK?

Whether you’re finishing up the season this weekend, next weekend, or going all the way through to Nationals, this is the point in the season where you need to hold on to your fitness.

Don’t waste it in useless warm-up heroics.

If you’re racing on Saturday, today you’re doing

– Can Openers –

Don’t over-do it on these, folks! You want to do just enough to get the engine primed for the race the next day, while stopping short of burning candles you’re going to need out on the course. If you feel like you just did a race after your opener session, you did it wrong… and you dug yourself a hole that’s going to be a challenge to dig out of the next day.

Racing on Sunday?


Take it Slow and Easy today –

Go for a 1-2 Hour Moderate Ride –

This isn’t a recovery ride. We want you to relax a bit today, but it’s important that you don’t get your body thinking it’s time to shut things down.

You’re going to go just a bit harder than that.

Put a little bit of muscle into the pedals, but not so much that you ever feel like you’re going hard. Or hard-ish.

Moderate means just that.

Not hard, not easy… right in the middle. Easy enough that you could hold a conversation with the guy on the bike next to you, but hard enough that the conversation better be damn interesting if you’re going to.

Have some fun.

I mean, you’re listening to Whitesnake – How could you not?





~ by crosssports on November 18, 2010.

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