The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 7.18.16. “Like a Panda”

Howdy folks,


If you’ve been playing along with our first week (or so…) of posts, you just finished a long, hard weekend, and you’re probably feeling it in the legs a wee bit today.

I know that I am.

I’m in panda mode today…

It’s one of those days where all I want to do is sit on the couch and eat ice cream.

Well, ok. Maybe not ice cream. I’m allergic to that stuff, never a very good idea.

But I sure as heck don’t want to do too much today.

Just enough, though.

Something like 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 relaxation as you can. Eat, stretch, and put your legs up. Get a massage if possible.



~ by crosssports on July 18, 2016.

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