The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 10.26.15. “Non-hoven”

Howdy folks,

Well, that was a rough weekend. I’m laid up on the couch today taking muscle relaxants after another back flare up. Blecch.

No sympathy pleas here, though; I wasn’t able to complete the whole race yesterday, but I was able to race most of it. That’s a success, given that I slept sitting up the night before, on a heating pad, just trying to keep things un-locked enough to be able to ride at all.

We can only play the hands we’re dealt, and it just wasn’t in the cards for me to have a great race this weekend.

And that’s ok.

A nice thing about not getting paid to ride your bike is that you can have a bad day and not worry about how it’s going to impact the revenue stream.

As seriously as you or I might take this whole racing the bike thing, it’s still only a hobby.

Yesterday was also a day spent honoring the memory of a great man, my friend Jerry Baker.

It was great to see so many faces from the past several decades of cyclocross in the Seattle area come out to the N Seatac venue where so many great races took place, all of them with Jerry involved.

He’s gone, but his influence and his memory live on.

And that made yesterday a great day.

Perspective, what a concept!

On the topic of the people who do get paid to ride their bikes, this past weekend was the Zonhoven Superprestige race, and it wasn’t broadcast live on any of the usual sites. There isn’t even any sign of full-race coverage floating around today. What the heck is going on?

This is one of the coolest races on the schedule, and there’s no video?


If you happen to come across a vid of the full race, please drop me a line with a link, but in the meantime, here’s some race-recap vid…

Hey, how about a workout?

You probably saw this one coming a mile away, today we’re going for a…

Recovery Spin – 

– Get on your bike. Roll out into the street – or into your living room if you’re on the turbo watching the vid – and just spin around for an hour. Or more. Or less. Whatever it takes.

– 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 easily and aimlessly. At a certain point, your legs will start to loosen up.

– When that happens, turn around and go home.

–   If you can, follow up with as much relaxation as you can. Eat, stretch, and put your legs up. Get a massage if possible.



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~ by crosssports on October 26, 2015.

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