The #Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Thursday, 9.5.13. “Bacon Socks”

Howdy folks,

Thursday is here, and as you can probably tell if you ‘ve been following along with the workouts on here for a while, this is the day that we mix things up a bit.

Sometimes we do some speed work today, sometimes we do a little bit of climbing, an every once in a while, we do a wee bit of running.

Like today.

Today, we’re heading on out to the local stairs and doing some..


Knee Highs – 

bacon socks


(If you haven’t been playing along with us for a while, or if you haven’t read my take on running for Cyclocross, maybe check this out before reading any further, OK?)

 – get on your bike and warm up for 15 minutes or so.

(we’re going to warm up for any running efforts we do, all season, with some time on the bike. )

– Mosey on over to your stairs/knoll/whatever, and get set. Stretch, have a sip of water, turn up the volume on your Ipod.

– Jog up the stairs. Walk down.

– Repeat x3

– Sprint! up stairs, fast, using whatever stride is most comfortable. Walk down.

– Repeat x3

Rest for 1 minute, walking slowly up and down stairs.

– Sprint up stairs, this time using quick, tiny strides, 1 stairstep at a time. Jog down.

– Repeat x3

Rest again, same as before.

– Sprint up stairs, this time using long strides, several stairsteps at a time. Walk down.

– Repeat x 3

Rest again.

– Sprint up stairs, combining the previous two exercises; long step, followed by 2 short steps. Do 1x.

Walk down.

– Run up stairs, high knees –

Repeat x3

Rest again, 2-5 minutes.

Sprint up stairs, free form, just go as fast as you can. Go until spent.

– Repeat entire damn thing if you’re a freaking animal.

Get back on bike, spin out your legs, go home.

Notes –

– If you can, go really damn hard. If you do this right, it’s a brutal workout.

– Don’t go that hard if it’s your first (or nearly first) time running this season. In fact, don’t do this workout at all. Do this instead.

~ by crosssports on September 5, 2013.

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