The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Saturday, 9.3.11. – “Classic Rawk.”

Howdy folks!

Well… yikes. It’s race season for a bunch of you folks, with the insanely early Labor Day cross races kicking things off for many this weekend.

If that’s you, you have some decisions to make before you can decide what you’re doing today.

Most importantly, you need to decide if you care about that race on Monday.

If you do, you should probably take it kinda seriously, and not overdo things going in to it.

Is that you?


Your workout today is…

1-2 Hour Moderate Ride –

Get on your bike.

Go ride for an hour or two

No hard efforts, but do throw in a couple of moderate ones. By moderate, I mean just that. You can sprint for the town line, but you should be laughing while you do it.

You’re not doing a recovery spin, so you need to put a little bit of gas into the pedals… just don’t go out and kill yourself.

Check out the view, smell the flowers, just do it while you’re putting a little bit of effort into the pedals.

1 notch above a recovery ride.

Make sense?

Not racing on Monday, or don’t care about the race?

Sweet. Today your ride is…

Classic Rock –

This is it.

The season is starting.

Today, you get your ya-yas out…

Just go out and roll. Have some fun, play it by ear.

Is there a local fast group ride that you like to do when you have the time?


Today you’re doing that. Take some pulls, ride aggressively… kinda’ go for it a bit.

Don’t scale back your efforts saving something for the race on Monday… you’re training through. It doesn’t matter!

Ideally, you’re looking to ride for 3-4 hours.

Or, well… whatever. This might be the last long ride of the year for you, so if you enjoy going long, go long.

Get it out of your system.


That’s nice and all, but what if you get out there and feel unmotivated?

Equally cool, don’t sweat it.

Get some easy miles in, then call it good and go home.

It’s a holiday, you’ll get another shot at this tomorrow.

Above all,  have fun!




~ by crosssports on September 2, 2011.

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