The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Sunday, 8.17.14. “Sleeping in?”

Howdy folks,

Well, you made it to Sunday. Pretty soon, you’re going to be getting up early to wrangle bikes for the races, so don’t be afraid to sleep in a wee bit today. It’s weekend luxury that really starts to feel like one a couple/few weeks into the race season!

When you do get up, and you’re ready to rock and roll, we’ve got a couple of options for you today…

Option #1  –

Race Your Ass Off!

You’re probably not sleeping in if this is on the agenda, eh? Heck, you’re probably reading this post-race, ’cause I got it up in the middle of the damn nigh. 


Still, though… if there’s still racing around in your neck of the woods, don’t hesitate to partake of it a bit.

Especially if it’s of the fast criterium nature, or a wee bit of track racing.

Speed work like that is something we’re just about to start thinking more about, and if you can get some of it organically, so much the better. 

So, whatever local racing is on tap for today, do it.

Take full advantage of the few remaining road track, or MTB races, and get some hard efforts in.

It’s good for ‘ya.

Workout option #2?

Hard Group Ride –

Get out there and kick some A** on the local roadie ride, or on the trails with your buddies.

Push the pace if and when you can, try and go hard – harder than usual – and see how you recover from some stiff efforts on a course or in a group you know pretty well.

Duration? 3 hours or so. OK to go long(er. Ish.) today, but better to go kinda long and really damn hard.

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.

You want to finish up the ride  tired, sore, and needing to rest a bit tomorrow…

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In short, if you aren’t racing today, go hard enough that when you’re done you feel like you did.

If you did yesterday’s workout, and follow up with today’s?

You earned the rest day that’s coming up tomorrow!

Have fun, ride hard, and yup; easy day tomorrow.

The Leave it all on the road/trail today.



~ by crosssports on August 16, 2014.

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