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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 12.2.13. “Splat”

Howdy folks,

Phew.

Monday.

Time to recover from the weekend.

Today, go for a nice…

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.

 Try to take it as easy as you can today, and get yourself set for the rest of the week.

Sometimes you need an easy day more than others, and this is definitely one of those times for your’s truly.

Yesterday’s race was pretty ridiculous.

Crashed hard, had to get off the bike mid-race to hit my asthma inhaler… blech.

You know what, though?

Knowing that you’re almost certain to have an asthma attack mid-race can be really damn liberating.

“Hey, let’s take this stupid-ass line on the descent and crash spectacularly, ’cause

it.

just.

doesn’t.

matter.”
Seriously, super fun.

Riding like a jackass is a blast.

Heck, riding the bike at all  should be a blast.

Sometimes I know that I forget what’s really important when caught up in the rush of competition.

Yesterday’s s**t show reminded me.

So, success!

Ride like crap, but figure something out.

Can’t really ask for more than that.

Now, time to go for a spin!

 

M

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~ by crosssports on December 2, 2013.

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