The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Sunday, 8.10.14. “On The Wane”

Howdy folks,

Sorry this one is going up so late! Had a long day yesterday, and just wasn’t able to crank it out before I finally fell asleep on the couch. Too pooped to make it to the bedroom? Probably not gonna’ get that writing project done…

Anyways, here we go…


It’s Sunday, it’s only a few weeks before the season starts… what should you do today?

Well, there are a few options.


 Take the day off.

That’s what I’m doing.

It’s like pulling teeth, and every fiber of my being is screaming at me to go out and ride (and I almost dragged my ass off to the District Time Trial this morning, despite being nowhere near in form enough to be competitive) but damnit; I’m going to be smart and get a little bit of recovery in today so I can hit it hard in the next phase of training that leads directly in to the start of the season.

Might should be something you should do too, eh?

Go Race!

Probably too late to do that if you’re reading this, but hey; if that’s what you did/are doing today? Good on ‘ya. Hope you kicked some butt. Make sure to go for a nice recovery ride tomorrow.


Ride any darn way you feel today…

Get on your bike.


Ride some more.

Stop when you feel like it.

You’re going to be doing a bunch of hard riding – and even more structured intervals – over the next couple of weeks, so go on out there and enjoy the great summer day.

Pretty soon you’ll be missing them.


Feeling compelled to put some serious work in today?

Go for a…

Hard Group Ride…

 3, 4, 5 hours… whatever is just a little bit of a stretch for you.

Try to ride a bit over your head.

Either ride with a group of riders that are just slightly better than you – and ride defensively – or push the tempo at the front with a group that you’re comfortable in.

The idea is to ride just outside your comfort zone all day.

Riding shorter? Ramp it up a bit.

Push your limits.

Try not to pay to much attention to your power meter or heart rate monitor, just ride hard.

Whichever you choose, have some fun today, eh?

Summer is on the wane, would be a shame to waste what’s left of it!



~ by crosssports on August 10, 2014.

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