This year has been interesting, where the physical side of my equation has been concerned. During the off-season last winter/spring, I engaged in a lot of cycling-specific weights work, but was semi-sporadic in my approach. The results, however, were pretty noticeable, and this year, my legs are definitely bigger, more defined, and putting out more power. I’ve been speedier on the bike, too, and noticed this from my very first ride.
I’ll be doing more of the cycling-specific workouts this year, again, but that won’t start until the formal off-season — which is sometime in November after CX season is over. For the time being, I am going to do some overall strength conditioning, seeing as I’m not too fixated on my CX results this winter.