The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Wednesday, 11.26.14. “Pay it forward”

Howdy folks,

Wow. Here we are, one short day away from Thanksgiving. The cyclocross season is careening rapidly towards it’s conclusion!

Up in this neck of the woods, this is the time of the year where most folks start calling it quits, race participation drops dramatically, and those who are planning on a trip to Nationals need to get creative to program in the race-pace intensity they need to be competitive in January.

January? What the hell? This is freakin’ November!

Yeah, yeah, I know… but hey; gotta start thinking about this stuff now.

Photo: Rick Kimpel  CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo: Rick Kimpel CC BY-SA 2.0

Or, you know, not.

If you aren’t going to Nationals, if you aren’t going to be racing much more than a couple more weeks…

Training is kinda simple for you right now.

For the most part, what ‘ya got is what ‘ya got.

No matter how hard you train, it ain’t likely that any big gains are going to be made in the next 2 or 3 weeks.


Even if you do nothing but races from here on out, you probably aren’t going to lose all that much ground relative to the folks who are scratching and clawing to maximize every last shred of form they can find either.

It’s run what ‘ya brung season.

If you are racing through mid-january?


You’ve still got a solid six weeks until Austin.

The big push towards Nats’ is right around the corner.

So, what does all this have to do with The Workout Of The Day?

It’s a holiday tomorrow.

So chill out.

Enjoy yourself for a couple of days.

Don’t overdo the food thing, but don’t sweat it too much either.

If you’re done racing in a couple of weeks, it ain’t going to kill you.

If you’re racing through mid-January, the break will do you some good.

I’m not saying “don’t ride” the next couple of days, but I am saying “don’t ride if you don’t really want to, or if it’s going to be a pain in the ass.”

Up here in Seattle, we have an annual Thanksgiving ride that raises funds for Northwest Harvest. If you’re in the area, you should think about checking that out tomorrow. It meets here at 9am, and the suggested donation is $5-10.

That, friends, is the workout of the day.

Have some fun, get in a ride today and/or tomorrow if you can, and maybe pay a little bit forward to some folks who could use a helping hand this holiday season.






Hey there…

Thanks for following my blog!

This thing started off as a lark, and over the years that I’ve been doing it, has become a little bit of a monster.

It takes a fair bit of time – and a wee bit of money – to keep this thing rolling, and as you may have noticed, I’ve recently started asking for folks to chip in a bit if they feel like what they’re getting her is worth something to them.

Honestly, it’s not like I’m trying to get rich off this here thing… or really even make any money from it at all.

It’d just make my life a fair bit easier if I didn’t lose quite as much money doing this as I currently do.

So, hey… if you feel like you’ve gotten anything of value out of this blog, please do me a favor – and yes, it’s a favor, and I will be truly thankful for it – and send a buck or two (or five, or whatever…) my way.

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~ by crosssports on November 26, 2014.

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