The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 8.21.17. “Mercifully Bonnie Tyler Free.”

Howdy folks,

Happy eclipse day! Hopefully your optic nerves are surviving the occasion.

My dog stole my pinhole viewer…


Apparently it’s quite tasty. Sigh.

So, eclipse viewership having come to an end, how about today’s workout?

All the solar excitement aside, it is still Monday. I bet you know what that means.


Today, we’re going for 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.



…and, of course we’ve got you covered with a trainer vid. The finale to this stage is just bananas, great stuff. Should be just another sprinter’s fiesta, but when the best classics team in the business goes to the front in the sidewinds…






~ by crosssports on August 21, 2017.

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