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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 11.23.15. “Spin it out”

Howdy folks,

Well, you made it through another weekend! Most of you probably raced yesterday – some of you for the last time this season – and that makes today’s workout pretty obvious.

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 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’re doing these on the trainer, same deal. Just spin. No hard efforts, just make the legs go around in circles in a small gear.

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

 

Have I got the weekend’s race action for you to watch while you’re spinning on the trainer today?

OF COURSE I do!

 

 

 

Hey… if this was, actually, your last race weekend of the season?

Definitely spin your legs out today, maybe tomorrow as well.

Then you’re off the bike.

Like, totally off. For at least a week or so, preferable more.

We’ll talk about that in the days to come, stay tuned…

 

M

 

 

 

 

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