The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Sunday, 10.4.15. “Ouch”

Howdy folks,


Race day for most everyone!

If you’re in that group, you know what you’re doing today.

Not racing?

Do something race-like.

If you typically race for 60 minutes, today you should endeavor to do a race-like effort (on the cross bike, on cross-race like terrain… you know, race-like) of approximately half that duration, at greater than your race level output.

So, half as long as a race, but harder than what you would do in an actual race.


Go really damn hard for half as long.

Pretty simple, eh?

Not easy though.

Another option?

Go for a…

Hard Group Ride –

Get out there and kick some A** on the local roadie ride, or on the trails with your buddies.

Push the pace if and when you can, try and go hard – harder than usual – and see how you recover from some stiff efforts on a course or in a group you know pretty well.

Duration? 3 hours or so. OK to go long(er. Ish.) today, but better to go kinda long and really damn hard.

Try to ride a bit over your head.

Either ride with a group of riders that are just slightly better than you – and ride defensively – or push the tempo at the front with a group that you’re comfortable in.

Just like the “harder than the race” option above, the idea is to push yourself a bit outside your comfort zone.




~ by crosssports on October 4, 2015.

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