The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Saturday, 8.13.16. “T-minus…”

Howdy folks,

Welcome to the weekend!




It seems incredibly strange to say this, but here we are… Saturday, August 13, and it’s almost cyclocross season.

The UCI race calendar kicks off in two weeks. 

Yes, you heard that right. Two weeks. A week after that, the domestic US calendar gets going.

So, like it or not, ready or not, we’re about to start the season.


Even if your local racing isn’t quite as imminent, it ain’t far off.

Time to start thinking about the season. Now.

I’m not saying that you should be out there on your CX bike this weekend doing hot laps (well, unless you’re going to those China races, or plan to be at Rochester. If that’s the case, maybe you should be.)

No, quite to the contrary, for most folks I think these next couple of weekends are best spent getting in some long, hard miles, to work on building your endurance base for the long winter season ahead.

Note, please: You don’t have to do this.

It is possible to have a good cross season without putting in any long rides, ever. If you’re racing for an hour, you can get away with never really training for much longer than race duration.

I’ve worked with extremely time-crunched clients who simply didn’t have the time to do anything long, ever, and we were able to make it work.

But it ain’t easy.

Volume can solve all manner of problems of form.

So if you can?

Get out there, and get some distance in this weekend.

3, 4, 5…6? hours.

Whatever you can.

Road, mtb, even on your CX bike… doesn’t matter.

Just put in some miles.

You’ll be glad you did in a month or so.





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~ by crosssports on August 13, 2016.

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