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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 9.30.13. “Solve for Fatigue”

Howdy folks,

Holy cow, what a weekend of weather we had up here in the Pacific Northwest. Ca-razy town. WInd, rain, more wind, more rain. Some more rain, a bunch more wind… you get the idea. Brutal.

This was my first race for my new team/sponsor, and you know what? You should check ’em out. Looking for some cyclocross gear? Head on over to CyclocrossRacing.com.

Given the weather we had up here, I guess it’s no surprise that we wound up riding in a mud bog. With a long sand run thrown in to add just a touch of grit to the grinding paste, it seemed like just about everyone with disc brakes was having problems. Flash back to the issues folks had at Nationals last year, and hey – I’m curious…

…so, if you would, please take a moment to fill out the brief survey form. Wouldn’t mind hearing back from folks via the comments tab below, either!

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Thanks!

Now on with the Workout Of The Day!

It’s Monday. You should be pretty gassed after the weekend’s racing.

Solve for fatigue by going on a nice, relaxing…

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.

– Just get out on the road 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.

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If you can manage it, today would be a great day to get a massage, see your physio/chiro/acupuncturist/whatever.

Put as much thought & work into your recovery as you do into your training, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much it pays off!

Enjoy!

M

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~ by crosssports on September 30, 2013.

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