The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 8.31.15. “Poll Spinning”

Howdy folks,

Phew. Monday.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me this wasn’t exactly a restful weekend. We had a Big Damn Windstorm in Seattle the last couple of days, and after falling tree limbs caused the termination of the WWOCX event and the partial cancellation of the front end of my car, I decided discretion was the better part of valor and rode inside this weekend.

There’s something about long trainer rides that just pulverizes my legs. It’s much, much worse than the equivalent amount of time spent on the road or the trails.

So, my legs are really damn sore today.

And I’m almost all the way through Narcos, which I can kinda-sorta recommend.

If you’re watching it while doing intervals on the trainer, that is.

Frankly, I have absolutely no idea how good it is if you’re watching it under… normal… viewing conditions. There’s something about trainer TV that’s just different from normal TV. I can’t really accurately capture this difference, but suffice to say that violent criminal dramas with relatively simple plot lines and ADHD-inspired pacing seem ideal for watching on the rollers.

More on trainer TV later in the season. Maybe a poll… what’s your favorite thing to watch when you’re on the trainer?

Speaking of polling, did you happen to hear about the new UCI prohibition of hand-ups in CX? There’s a pretty lively discussion of the news  ongoing on Twitter.

What’s your take?

Perhaps you can ponder your answer to the question while watching some television on the trainer as you recuperate from the weekend’s hard efforts by doing 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.





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~ by crosssports on August 31, 2015.

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