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The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Thursday, 12.1.16. “Rolling into December”

Howdy folks,

Hey! Check out the stuff I’m selling, newly updated!

Did you happen to check out yesterday’s post? Lots of cool videos, if nothing else!

While I’m plugging stuff, I also wrote this thing on CX tire patterns for the folks at Source Endurance. Check it out.

Enough log rolling…

…how about a workout?

 

Big thing today? Don’t overdo it. We’re at that point in the season where things are either almost over for you, or you’re trying hard to keep plugging away, so that you can make it all the way to January. If you’re in the former class, there simply isn’t much you can do to bump up your fitness at this late date, but there are plenty of ways you can submarine yourself by pulling the dirt down with you in that hole you’ve been digging all season.

Latter case? Kinda the same thing. You do need to keep working, but recovery is the priority, especially on race weekends.

Small secret? Most of the riders I coach that are going all the way to Nationals are skipping race weekends right about now to get some long training miles in. They’re trying to be better at nationals then they are right now, and they aren’t going to get that way by doing the same thing this weekend as they’ve done every other weekend of the season.

Something to think about.

So, today?

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.

Make sense?

Have fun!

M

 

 

Thanks for following along.

As you’ve probably noticed, there’s been a “begging for money” bit attached to the beginning of this page for a couple of weeks now.

I’d like to thank everyone who has chipped in this season – and the past couple of seasons – when I’ve asked you to. It’s made a difference.

How much of a difference?

Well, let’s put it this way; the small donations from you folks have kept the lights on on this page.

There’s a certain (small) amount of money that has to come out of my pocket to pay for this page, and there’s a certain (larger) amount of money that, as a self-employed person, I need to write off based on the time spent on writing, posting, and – yes – giving training advice away that other people charge for.

So, once again, thanks to those who have contributed.

As much as I hate to say it, though, the contributions this season are way down compared to the last two years, and I don’t know if I can keep this going unless more people contribute.

Yeah. That sucks. I hate to have to write it, but I just looked at my bank balance, and the bills sitting on my desk, and the paying work that I’m putting off while I sit here writing this, and… well… crap.

So, that’s where we’re at.

I don’t know what the future of the CXWOTD looks like. Maybe there’s a paywall, maybe I try to pursue some corporate sponsorship, maybe I just bag the whole thing, maybe I scale things down and post less often… heck, maybe I just decide that I don’t care what the numbers say, and keep going anyways.

I dunno.

Nothing is going to happen in the short term. At minimum, I’m going to play things out through the end of this season before making any decisions.

Just wanted to let ya’all know what was what.

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.

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Thanks for the consideration!

 

 

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~ by crosssports on December 1, 2016.

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