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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 12.1.14. “Braaaaappp!”

Howdy folks,

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

It’s crazy-ass cold here in Seattle.

But it’s also really beautiful out, bright sunshine.

Which is sorta how it goes here in the winter.

When it’s clear, it feels so darn cold that you almost wish for the rain to come back.

Especially if you want to ride your bike outside.

‘Cause this is black ice season, and I’ve seen way too many people hit the deck hard on beautiful sunny December days when that clear stretch of road suddenly revealed itself to be a skating rink in disguise.

So be careful out there folks.

You’ve made it this far, don’t break your collarbone on a training ride, OK?

I’ll be riding inside today, and while I am, I’ll be watching…

..which I cued up to a siiiiick pass by VdP.

If you were out at any of the clinics I taught this season, remember all the talk of countersteering & bike control?

Yup.

Braaaaappp!

Anyways, it’s Monday.

If you didn’t bail on yesterday’s race like I did, you should be right on schedule for a nice, relaxing…

Recovery Spin –

– Get on your bike. Roll out into the street – or into your living room if you’re on the turbo –  and just spin around for an hour.

– Really small gear, no hard efforts – heck, no medium effort.

– Spin. You’re looking to move your legs around in circles, almost like there is no chain on the bike.

– The idea is to get your body moving, flush the systems out, and speed your recovery.

– Just get out on the road and spin aimlessly. At a certain point, your legs suddenly feel better.

– As soon as that happens, turn around, go home, eat, stretch, and put your legs up.

Enjoy!

M

 

 

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~ by crosssports on December 1, 2014.

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