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The Workout Of The Day for Monday, 12.5.11. – “Rest, damnit!”

Howdy folks,

Well, *I’m* done racing (or, well, trying to race.) My bike got hung up tonight, and I’m done for the season.

How about you?

If the answer is “yes,” please, please take some time off, OK? Especially if you did full road or MTB season last year, and plan to do so again this year.

You’ve built a great base. You don’t need to be out there pounding the waste miles with all the local roadies in December.

Take at least 2 weeks completely off the bike.

Go skiing, spend time with your family, whatever.

Just no riding, OK? Give your system a break.

Check back in here in a couple of weeks, and we’ll talk about planning for next year…

 

Still racing?

Sweet… I’m jealous! 🙂

Today, you’re doing a…

1 Hour 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.

– Just get out on the road and spin aimlessly. At a certain point, your legs suddenly feel better.

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

Relax.

Have fun,

M

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~ by crosssports on December 4, 2011.

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