The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Friday, 9.19.14. “Do What you Gotta’ Do”

Howdy folks,

So, hey… it’s Friday.


How the heck did the week go by that fast?

The weekend is just about upon us, and with the weekend comes the racing!

If you’re racing on Sunday, you should think about taking it easy today.

Go for a short spin if you have to, but to tell the truth, a pretty large percentage of folks would do well to take today off the bike completely.

That doesn’t mean sit on the couch eating bon-bons and drinking beer, it means taking it easy and taking care of yourself.

Eat well, maybe get a massage, get to bed early… that kind of stuff.

You’ll note I said “pretty large percentage of folks.”

The flip side of that statement is that for all the people who ride well if they take it easy two days before a race, there’s a population of folks who ride like absolute crap if they do so.

…and, well… some who fall kind of in the middle.

They can go both ways.

Do you know what category you fall into?


How do you figure it out? (and you really should…)

You experiment.

You try it both ways.

You keep track of the results.

Eventually you figure it out.

I have a couple of coaching clients who actually need to ride pretty damn hard two days before a race in order to make sure their legs work right come race day.

There just ain’t no hard and fast rule about this, you do what you gotta’ do.

So, we’re gonna try it the easy way this week, and the hard way next week.

Remember to keep track of the results, ok?

Take notes of how you feel come Sunday.

We’ll be looking at them in a couple of weeks.



~ by crosssports on September 19, 2014.

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