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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 10.7.13. “Balls To The Wall”

Howdy folks,

Phew…. what a weekend.

Watching people race on Sunday, one thing that became pretty darn clear is that gas tanks are starting to run low.

You could see it even before the races went off. Ya’all are starting to get tired.

It’s not much of a surprise, and even less surprising?

Most of these folks won’t do a damn thing about it, and will keep going balls to the wall

…right up until they’re totally out of gas, and find themselves standing by the side of the metaphorical highway.

Don’t do that to yourself, ok?

Starting to feel tired all the time?

FInding it hard to train at the same level of intensity that was pretty routine a short while ago?

Starting to see your power numbers go down, or your HR do wacky things while training, or while resting?

Not paying attention to any of these things, but suddenly realizing as you read this that maybe you should?

Right on.

righton

right-on

 

 

So, hey… maybe chill out a bit this week, OK?

Back the hell off before you dig yourself such a big hole that you aren’t going to be able to climb back out of it.

Start today by going for 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.

If you can, go get a massage today, or at some point this week.

Massage, Chiro, Acupuncture, Rolfing… whatever works for you, get after it this week.

This is the point in the season where bodywork really starts to make a difference, so stay on top of it.

Not doing any of it? Might be a good time to think about starting…

 

Enjoy!

M

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~ by crosssports on October 7, 2013.

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