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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Thursday, 11.6.14. – “I (censored) love to count”

Howdy folks,

If you were out at the Marymoor Cross Clinic I taught last night, we spent a fair bit of time talking about MotoGP racing, and the absolutely incredible skill the drivers in that sport have at piloting their bikes.

Unparalleled, seriously.

Want to learn how to drive anything with two wheels?

Watch these guys…

 

Yowza.

So damn much good stuff going on there…

But that’s skills talk. Maybe next Wednesday we’ll delve into that topic a bit more, but today?

Today we’re doing…

5…4…3…2…1…

(I Love to count!)

What does this look like?

It’s pretty simple.

5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 minute intervals.

Recover between intervals in reverse order, so if you do 5 minutes on, you get 1 minute off.

4 minutes on, you get 2 minutes off, etc.

So, 5 on, 1 off, 4 on, 2 off, 3 on, 3off, 2 on, 4 off, 1 on, 5 off.

You want to do 2 full sets, 3 if you can.

But don’t sacrifice the quality of the effort to do more sets.

What do I mean by that?

The effort level at which you do these should, ideally, be high enough that when you do the last of the intervals, you’re done. Spent. Ready to call it a day.

So keep that in mind.

This format lends itself to pushing pretty damn hard on the shorter intervals. Don’t be afraid to push yourself a bit.

Have fun!

M

 

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~ by crosssports on November 6, 2014.

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