The Cyclocross Workout Of The Day for Monday, 9.25.17. “Recover from that terrible race coverage”

Howdy folks,

It’s Monday. I’m guessing you know what that means in terms of a workout today, eh?


It’s time for a…


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.



Let’s face it, you just stopped by for the race vid link, hoping I’d have this weekend’s racing up.

Blecch. No such luck.

I looked, but no links to the (pretty terrible) coverage of the Waterloo races up yet.

Frankly, the downside of having actual domestic coverage of CX races is that the US broadcast rights to the races are now held by people who might actually care enough to get stuff pulled from Youtube. Not sure if that’s what’s happening here, but it would be ironic if after decades of wishing for US TV coverage of World Cup Cyclocross, we finally get it, only to realize that makes it much more difficult to actually watch the racing.

It might just be that the Euro folks who post up these vids are running behind, though, so stay tuned. I’ll post up this past weekend’s vids when I find ’em.

In the meantime, here’s some great action from a few years back, enjoy!






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