The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 8.24.15. “Roman Candle”

Howdy folks,

Happy Monday!

Based on the feedback I’ve gotten, it sounds like people have been training really hard. This Cross season is going to start out fast!

Let’s not overcook things this early, ok?

If you’re training hard, you need to rest at least as hard.

Recovery is part of the job, and if you mess this part of the job up, you can piss away all the gains you make in your training simply through fatigue and the inevitable downward spiral that occurs if you don’t recover and rebuild after your efforts on the bike.

If you race long enough, you’ll collect stories of the riders who came up through the ranks like roman candles…

…and came back down the same way; in flames.

As often as not, lack of rest and recovery was the fuel for those flames.

So don’t let that be you.

Today we go for a…

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.






~ by crosssports on August 24, 2015.

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