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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 10.28.13. “Entropy”

Howdy folks,

Well heck… it’s Monday again.

Time to put the bike racing thing aside and get back to the grind.

Or, for a lot of us, time to grind away while thinking about bike racing instead of whatever it is we’re actually supposed to be doing.

Funny how that works.

It was another hard weekend of racing for most folks, so as you might imagine, on the schedule today is 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 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.

Relax.

After you’re done spinning around today, take some time to give your bike(s) and tire(s) an extra thorough going over.

It’s the time of the season where stuff starts to fall apart, blow up, s**t the bed… things go wrong.

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So, do what you can to forestall the inevitable.

Make sure all your bearings are actually turning, check for rotten patches in your tires, make sure your glue is still holding strong, look for cracks in seatposts and bars… give everything a solid inspection.

The time you take today will be time you won’t spend running to the pits with a broken ride.

 

Enjoy!

M

 

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~ by crosssports on October 28, 2013.

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