The #Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Tuesday, 9.3.13. “Asthma-induced”

Howdy folks,

Well, yikes.

This is about as late as I’ll ever get a post up, but I’ve got a pretty damn good excuse.

I had a massive asthma attack in the season opening cross race yesterday; was just about my worst day (20 minutes?) on a bike, ever.

Started to lose my breath when I was in 1st wheel, and things got progressively worse to the point that I just pulled over and coughed.

For (literally) 15 minutes.

Then threw up.


Feel like I tried to gargle a Buick, and then it ran over me when I puked it back up.

Oddly enough, didn’t get much writing done when I got back home post-race.

Cross season can only improve from here, though…


Enough about me.

Workout time.

In the spirit of my crappy day, and given what I’ve been hearing about everyone’s long weekend, today we’re going for a…

Recovery Spin (hackhack,coughcough)

– 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.


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.


Or at least try to.


Have fun!


~ by crosssports on September 3, 2013.

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