The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Saturday, 8.15.15. “…with Children”

Howdy Folks,

Yay! The Weekend is here!

I’m getting this up a bit late (sorry!) so it’s a safe bet that many of you are already out on the bike, hopefully doing something Epic.

(Yup. That’s a hotlink. Go ahead and click it)

There aren’t many more Cyclocross free weekends left, so take advantage of the few there are to get some miles in, and have some fun doing so.

Having said that, there’s also a really good chance that if you’ve been working hard all year, this is one of the few weekends left to take it easy before the demands of racing start to monopolize your weekends.

Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

It’s going to be a long haul to the end of the CX season, so pace yourself.

If you’re one of the many folks with family obligations…

…or a significant other-type person, maybe spend a bit of time with them.

They know they aren’t going to see you much on the weekends for the rest of the year, so maybe give ’em a bit of your time now.

This sort of advice may seem kinda’ foreign to most people’s idea of what a “training blog” should be, but I’ll tell ya something; when I’m actually coaching people, something like figuring out how the heck a client can find time to spend with their family is pretty darn important.

Even if it goes unsaid much of the time.

Don’t forget this side of things, ok? It’ll probably make you – and everyone else – happier in the short term, and make your training easier in the long run.


Sermon being over, what should you do training-wise today?

Well, if you clicked the link above, you know that having another big weekend on the bike is a good option for many today.

If you’ve been playing along the last couple of days, you might already have a short running session on the docket.

All those options aside, what do I have a bunch of my training clients doing today?

They’re getting on their Cyclocross bikes and just riding them.

Maybe you should do this, too.

Nothing too hard, nothing too specific, just hop on the CX bike and get some easy miles in.

Maybe do a little bit of the mounting and the dismounting, just to make sure you remember how to do it.

Don’t get too crazy with that side of things – no hamstring pulls on day 1, ok? – just run through the motions.

We’re going to do a bunch of CX specific skills stuff on Wednesday this week, so don’t make today about that.

Just think of it as a “getting to know you” day with your cross bike.

Ya’all are going to be spending a lot of time together the next few months.

Have fun,


~ by crosssports on August 15, 2015.

2 Responses to “The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Saturday, 8.15.15. “…with Children””

  1. Are there still practice sessions at marymoore for 2015

    • We’re hoping to have final approval on the use of the venue soon, with announcement to follow. Things are looking good, so expect sessions to begin the week after the Interbike show. There will probably be a one week gap between the Seatac practices (which start this Wednesday) and the Marymoor ones.

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