A few months ago, I read a book Chris Carmichael, who is most famous for being Lance Armstrong’s coach. Among the many things he talks about in the book is the idea of an easy workout following a hard workout to activate the body’s mechanism for clearing lactic acid. The idea is that you work just hard enough to get the body clearing the lactic acid without accumulating significant amounts of new lactic acid. It basically helps you recover faster from the hard workout. That was my goal for today. I had a pretty easy ride and I’ll be taking tomorrow off before the race on Saturday. With any luck, my legs will be ready for a PR.
20 minutes stationary bike at 20.1 MPH
5 minutes cool down