The Workout Of The Day for Monday, 11.7.11. – “Check!”

Howdy folks,

So, uh… holy crap. It’s…


This season is going to be over before you know it. How’s it going for you, so far?

If you took the time to write down some goals and aspirations for this season before it got started, now’s a pretty good time to pull them out and see how you’re doing.

Hopefully you’ll be able to check some things off, eh?



If you didn’t make a list at the beginning of the season? Heck, make one now.

What do you hope to accomplish in the time you’ve got left this season?

What have you improved on so far this season?

What do you need to work on, improve even more this season?

What are your weak points?

Strong points?

You get the idea, right?

Try to put down – in writing – a list of what you have been working on, what you need to work on, and what you hope to accomplish going forward.

It’ll come in handy later…

On that note, how about we check off today’s Workout Of The Day?

You probably saw this one coming from a mile away, but here it is anyway. Today we’re doing Your basic good-ole…

Recovery Spin

Get on your bike. Roll out into the street, and just spin around for an hour.

Really small gear, no hard efforts – heck, no medium effort. Spin. You’re looking to move your legs around in circles, almost like there is no chain on the bike. The idea is to get your body moving, flush the systems out, and speed your recovery.

When you do your recovery ride -if you have the time- just get out and spin aimlessly. At a certain point, your legs suddenly feel better. Sometimes this takes 1/2 an hour, sometimes it takes 2 hours. After a while, when you get used to having the recovery ride as part of your routine, you know it when you feel it.

As soon as that happens, turn around, go home, eat, stretch, and put your legs up.

Don’t forget to do some core work today, if you can’t force yourself to stuff it into your schedule later in the week!



~ by crosssports on November 6, 2011.

One Response to “The Workout Of The Day for Monday, 11.7.11. – “Check!””

  1. TRX 2x week get’s ya strong and rock solid so you can flip your bike around like a sparkly baton while running “thru” the barriers minus the tripping part. 🙂
    I’m officially a fully committed CX remount-er. 2 hourLuna Chix Women’s cross clinic this weekend in Northampton MA with the one and only Katerina Nash and it’s now a done deal. No turning back. I even nailed it during day two of racing on Sunday when I most always become verklempt and any CX skill known to man is thrown to the wind. SWEET!!

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