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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Friday, 11.21.14. “Spaghetti-O’s? Not delicious, OK? PS – Buy a damn can opener. And a real hat. And get off my lawn. Damn college kids…”

Howdy folks,

Gotta’ love Fridays, eh?

So damn close to the weekend, you can almost taste it.

Bike racing… mere hours away… yeeesssss….

Well, ok… maybe not everybody is quite that level of Gollum-speak ga-ga over this whole bike racing thing.

But if you’re reading this?

You’re probably pretty close, eh?

So, racing tomorrow?

Sweet.

Today you get to do some good ‘ole…

 

Can Openers – 

(Geezus… the chick in this vid… just buy a real can opener fer chrissakes… college kids… shakes head…)

 

Warm up for 1/2 hour or so.

Follow with several short attacking efforts, IE 30 seconds at 80% of your max, or pretty damn hard.

Back off and spin for 5 minutes.

Follow with 10-15 minute effort at AT level, or CP30, or “I could talk to you if I had to, but I don’t want to” level.

Spin for several minutes.

Follow with 5-6 full gas start efforts on a straight section of paved road, level or slightly uphill.

You want to begin these from a dead stop, with one foot unclipped.

Do not stop until you get at least 3 perfect starts in a row, and I mean perfect; this is the cross equivalent of practicing free throws.

We all know how important starts are in the race, so make ‘em count.

I don’t quit until I nail 5 in a row, but set your own threshold.

Got em’ dialed? Ripped ‘em?

Cool.

Spin out the legs, then go home and rest.

You’re ready to race.

Not racing tomorrow? Racing Sunday?

You might think about taking today totally off.

Especially if you’re fighting off one of the early season colds that seem to bee dropping ’em like flies in my neck of the woods.

Or, maybe go for a…

1.5 – 2 Hour Moderate Ride –

Get on your bike.

Go ride for 2 hours.

No hard efforts, but do throw in a couple of moderate ones. By moderate, I mean just that. You can sprint for the town line, but you should be laughing while you do it.

You’re not doing a recovery spin, so you need to put a little bit of gas into the pedals… just don’t go out and kill yourself.

Check out the view, smell the flowers, just do it while you’re putting a little bit of effort into the pedals.

1 notch above a recovery ride.

Have Fun!

M

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~ by crosssports on November 21, 2014.

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