The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Friday, 7.22.16. “Pique”

Howdy folks,

Well, It’s Friday already. How the heck did that happen?
I’ll admit it. I’m kind of at a loss as to what to give you for a workout today.

Because I just don’t know what the heck ya’all are going to be doing this weekend.

If you’re racing this weekend, well… you need to either take it easy today – if you’re racing on Sunday – or do some openers  – if you’re racing tomorrow.

If you’re not racing this weekend?

Well, again… depends what you’re doing instead of racing.

If you’re going to take advantage of the summer weather and get some long miles in like we talked about last week, well… you should probably take it pretty easy today, too.

Maybe even take the day off, so that you’re well-rested and ready to go long tomorrow.

Me, personally?

I’m moving, and this weekend is going to be devoted to schlepping a room full of guitar making tools and fixtures across town in a minivan.


Not much space for riding in those plans.

So I’m going to cram in a pretty hard workout today, and then pretend that schlepping boxes out of the house is a good recovery regimen.

Probably not what I’d recommend for someone I was coaching, but life – and training – is rarely perfect, so you do what you can, when you can.

Sometime you just say “the hell with it” and go for a ride…



Whatever you do might not be the ideal workout, but it’s better than sitting inside and dwelling on politics.



So, if nothing else is quite piquing your interest, go for a…

One to Two Hour Moderate Ride –

Get on your bike.

Go ride for an hour or two.

No hard efforts, but do throw in a couple of moderate ones. By moderate, I mean just that. You can sprint for the town line, but you should be laughing while you do it.

You’re not doing a recovery spin, so you need to put a little bit of gas into the pedals… just don’t go out and kill yourself.

Check out the view, smell the flowers, just do it while you’re putting a little bit of effort into the pedals.

1 notch above a recovery ride.

Pretty simple. Just ride and enjoy.

Have fun!



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~ by crosssports on July 22, 2016.

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