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The cyclocross workout of the day for wednesday 8.16.17. “Having it both ways”

Howdy folks,

Wednesday is usually skills day around these here parts, but sometimes? Well, sometimes you want to work on your skills and your fitness.

Sometimes being today.

So we’re doing…

 

 

Sventervals – 

 

Sometimes a picture (or a video) is worth a thousand words.

Just like in the video.

Really darn short – 10 seconds max – full gas hill sprints, ideally on pretty technical terrain.

5 reps per set, and notice how hard Sven is breathing after these?

That’s the idea.

Hit it hard. Really hard. These are super short, and super intense.

Ideally, you’re doing these on a short climb that you can barely get up, one that is at the bleeding edge of your technical ability and strength.

You can surmount the obstacle, but it forces you to give it everything you’ve got to make it happen.

But you can make it happen, despite the pain. For a couple of reps, at least.

Can’t get up the hill anymore?

Take a short rest, go again.

When you can’t get up the hill at all even when you take a short break to recover?

You’re done.

Don’t have a good place to do these? Try this instead.

Enjoy!

M

 

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~ by crosssports on August 16, 2017.

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