The Workout Of The Day for Sunday, 7.21.13. “HGR, Baby!”


Howdy folks,

Welcome to Sunday!

I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but here it goes again… for most of you, this is probably a good time to be chilling out just a bit before you hit the reset button for cross season.

It’s going to be a long haul!

Feeling like you want to get some real riding in this weekend, though?

Cool with me.

Why not go for a…

Hard Group Ride…

 3, 4, 5 hours… whatever is just a little bit of a stretch for you.

Try to ride a bit over your head.

Either ride with a group of riders that are just slightly better than you – and ride defensively – or push the tempo at the front with a group that you’re comfortable in.

The idea is to ride just outside your comfort zone all day.

Riding shorter? Ramp it up a bit.

Push your limits.

Try not to pay to much attention to your power meter or heart rate monitor, just ride hard.

Yes, I know I posted this as one of the workout options for yesterday.

So maybe you just did this, and maybe you’re feeling a bit gassed today.

Take it a little bit easy, then, and just go out and cruise for a while.

Get some fun, unstructured miles in and enjoy your time on the bike.

Ride any darn way you feel today…

Get on your bike.


Ride some more.

Stop when you feel like it.

You’re going to be doing a bunch of hard riding – and even more structured intervals – over the next couple of weeks, so go on out there and enjoy the great summer day.

Pretty soon you’ll be missing them.

Have fun!



~ by crosssports on July 21, 2013.

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