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The Workout Of The Day for Thursday, 10.4.12. “Phew”

Howdy folks,

Wednesday is the weekly cyclocross get-together/workout/skills clinic up here in Seattle, and something really stood out tonight.

A lot of people were really darn fast.

Even more people were draggin’ ass.

Bad.

Ya’all looked tired.

Pooped.

Out

Of

Gas

!

So here’s the deal.

Take it easy today.

If you’re racing on Saturday, go for a…

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.

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

Relax, if you can. If not, head off to work, school, or whatever the daily drag is for you.

Racing on Sunday? Not racing this weekend?

Take the day off.

Do something entirely non-cycling related.

Have fun! :)

G’night!

M

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~ by crosssports on October 3, 2012.

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