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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 9.14.14. “Recovery Tape”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howdy folks,

I hope you had a fine weekend of racing… better than mine, at least!

I re-learned an old lesson yesterday; you can’t squeeze an extra season out of a Dugast tire. Even if it’s glued on tight, and you can’t push the tire off with your hand, once you start to get some sidewall rot the timer is ticking. After a while, the base tape simply gives up the ghost and you’re rolling tires.

Blech.

Don’t let this happen to you.

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Enough whining, on with the workout!

I’m guessing you’re tired after a hard weekend of racing. Nothing quite as good for that as a nice…

 

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 September 14, 2015.

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