The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 11.7.16. “Pretty Please”

Hi there…

Thanks for following my blog!

This thing started off as a lark, and over the years that I’ve been doing it, has become a little bit of a monster.

It takes a fair bit of time – and a wee bit of money – to keep this thing rolling, and it’s the time of the season where I’ve got to pay the bills to keep it going.

I’m not trying to get rich off this thing… or really even make any money from it at all.

It’d just make my life a fair bit easier if I didn’t lose money doing this.

Heck, allow me to rephrase that; I can’t keep doing this if I lose money on it.

So, hey… if you feel like you’ve gotten anything of value out of this blog, and you’d like to see it continue, please do me a favor – and yes, it’s a favor, and I will be truly thankful for it – and send a buck or two (or five, or whatever…) my way.

How do you do that?

Simply click on the graphic below, and PayPal will be glad to make it happen.


Thanks for the consideration!

Now on with the workout…



Howdy folks,

Sorry about the lack of a real post yesterday. It was just one of those days. Long drive to the local race, running short of time… something had to give.

In this case, it was the CXWOTD. I try hard to keep cranking these out every damn day regardless of circumstance, but every once in a while it’s simply not possible.


Which reminds me… if you’re in the US, get out there and vote, OK? I’m not going to tell you who to vote for… but please vote against the orange con man from the great state of my birth.

Pretty please?


If you raced this weekend, you’re probably feeling pretty tired. That’s ok, ’cause today’s workout is a nice, relaxing…


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.


Thankfully, it looks like the youtube posters are finally back up and running with the coverage of the Euro races! Yay! That means you can enjoy some coverage of Saturday’s Sint Niklass Cross while you spin on the trainer or, well, whenever/however you want.






~ by crosssports on November 7, 2016.

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