The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Wednesday, 8.13.14. “Short List”

Howdy folks,

Man… the hits keep coming…


Crazy damn week, eh?

Makes one glad to be able to get on the bike and ride, doesn’t it?

So… let’s talk about riding.

Today is Wednesday, and that’s typically the day of the week that we focus on our technical skills during the cross season, and the lead-in to it.

That starts today.

Most Wednesdays, if you click on this page you’ll find a pretty lengthy discussion and description of specific skills and techniques to work on, but we’re going to do things a little bit differently today.

Today, I want you to just get out on your cyclocross bike and ride it.

Well, ride it, and step on and off it a few times. 

…and do some technical stuff. Like, ride some turn-ey stuff, and some slippy stuff.

Heck, jump over some stuff, if that’s what floats your boat.

Basically, run yourself and your bike through their paces. Hit all the notes in the scale of your typical race-day requirements, skill-wise.

Have some fun doing this. Keep it playful, and don’t spend more than about an hour doing it.

When you’re done?

Write down some notes.

What felt really good today?

What felt really bad today?

What do you need to work on a lot.

What do you need to work on a little.

What do you feel pretty good about?

What do you feel really good about?

What doesn’t really need any work at all?

¬†Write ’em down, and spend a little bit of time thinking about ’em over the next week.

‘Cause next Wednesday, we start working on this stuff, and it’ll help¬†a lot¬†if you have a short list of stuff to focus on.

Have at it, and stay tuned…




~ by crosssports on August 13, 2014.

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