Cyclocross training in Woodland Park

While you were still asleep, nestled cosy in your warm bed (Ok, maybe it was just me) the hardmen of Woodland Park were doing hard core CX Training in the rain, coached by Todd Herriott and Russell Cree of Herriott Sports Performance. And they’re making it look easy.

The training is focusing on core CX skills (witness Dave Reed’s heroic remount above!), as well as strength building exercises like plyometrics. Workouts are Tuesday mornings early at woodland park, call Herriott if you’re interested (may be full already, but they offer many other services as well). The current attendees include some of the top Cx contenders this year (Nick Weighall) and last (Morgan Schmidt placed 2nd in the U23 nationals last year, wasn’t sure he’d be competing in CX this year).

How, you may wonder, do I know they were making it look easy? Weeeelll, they made it look so easy I rode my little folder down one of the easier hills after they left. It’s ok, only my pride was bruised.

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DAMMIT!  Hurry up and get me my frame UPS!!!  I’m ready for some cyclocross!

Reminds of the season I tried cross and gained a new respect for the dudes that do it and know why I don’t.

It’s a certain type of hard-man, woman cyclist that can suffer that hard in the cold, wet weather. One that has [hardened the fuck up](http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=harden+the+fuck+up+wristband&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8).

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