The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 8.5.13. “Spin & Bear it”

Howdy folks,


Not only is it Monday, but it’s the first Monday of August.

Holy cow.


The season sure is sneaking up on us.


Good thing we trained so hard this weekend!

Heck, we trained pretty hard all last week.

That can only mean one thing. Today we’re going 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 efforts.


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 to flush the system out after all the work you did over the weekend.

Most folks find that this kind of a short spin does more to help them recover than taking the day off entirely.

Even if you’re in the habit of taking a day off rather than going for a spin on your rest day, you should give it a try to see if it helps.

It might help.

…of course, it might not.

Your body, your recovery. Whatever works.

If you can, and if you have the time, try this for your recovery ride:  just get out there and spin easily and aimlessly.

No set time frame, just ride. Really lightly/easily.

At a certain point, your legs suddenly feel better.

As soon as that happens, You’re done.

Turn around and go home.

Eat, stretch, and put your legs up. Relax.

sleeping bear




[ hey, click on the “Holy Cow” artwork or on this line for info on the artist or  to buy prints. Not my work, credit where credit is due… ]

~ by crosssports on August 4, 2013.

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