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The #Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Sunday, 8.12.12. – “Me(n)tal Health”

Howdy folks,

I’ve been hearing from/seeing a lot of pretty burned out cyclists recently.

Around here (Seattle area…) we’re deep in the middle of our traditional 6 weeks of actual summer weather, and as a result people have been training like mad.

This tends to get people pretty crispy, physically and mentally.

Don’t let this happen to you, ok?

It’s perfectly fine to skip a workout or two if you’re feeling a little bit burned out.

Don’t sweat it.

Missing a day here and there isn’t going to kill you.

You need to keep this stuff fun, and sometimes that means you need a Mental health day.

In fact, that’s the Workout Of The Day today –

Me(n)tal Health –

Get on your bike.

Do whatever the hell you feel like doing.

Ride hard, ride easy, race… whatever. Whatever feels good, do it. Have fun.

Just ride.

No time limit, no suggested tempo, just ride for the fun of it.

If the weather is crummy, think about taking the cross bike out and finding some mud.

Beautiful day? Go for a long ride.

Racing today? Sweet. Tear it up.

Feeling gassed? Spin for an hour. Go home and take a nap when you’re done.

Heck, take a day off; whatever it takes.

Recharge a little bit today, work on the fun factor a little bit.

Training isn’t always fun. Today, do whatever it takes to make sure it is.

G’night,

M

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~ by crosssports on August 11, 2012.

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