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- CX season is all about using the fitness you’ve built during the spring and summer the right way – make it last! If intervals aren’t your thing then don’t sweat it. Bail on the workout and go cruise into (and through) your local trails. CX bikes are meant to be ridden all over.
- Bring a real pump (not just CO2′s). You want to have high pressure for the road on a CX bike, but also may want to let some air out for the dirt/gravel/grass/mud you know you’re going to encounter. It only takes a second and can be the difference between liking it and loving it.
- Looking for an extra chunk of time before the time change? Extend your commuting route to include the path/trail/park/dirt road that MIGHT bring you back out at that road; You know, that road…the one you want to be on to get home… eventually.
- The difference between a CX bike and a road bike is this: a road bike is made for speed and distance. A CX bike is made for speed and discovery. Discovery of a place, a mindset or a pain level! Don’t let me scare you!
Starting this May, we’ll be offering a series of month-long Challenges that present both runners and cyclists with a consistent goal: logging as many kilometers as you can during each calendar month. We’re calling it the Monthly Training Series, and with milestone badges and leaderboards, you’ll have motivation and a chance to compare your efforts against yourself, your friends and even the pros.
It Starts with The May Massive
We’re kicking it off Wednesday with our inaugural Challenge in the series, The May Massive. Click on one of the Challenge badges below to join. The number of kilometers you log is all up to you.
We’ll host similar Challenges in June, July, August, etc. Watch for each new Challenge to go live a week before the month begins.
These Are Supplemental
The Challenges run as part of the Monthly Training Series are a predictable and consistent addition to our existing run and cycling Challenges. We will continue to bring you other Challenges like the April Marathon or the Spring Classics Challenge from Specialized, and you can expect them to remain as challenging as ever!
Don’t Overdo It
Listen to your body and rest when you need it. Think of these monthly Challenges as a helpful training tool you can count on to provide the motivation and friendly competition needed when it comes time to raise your fitness to a new level.
Training for an April Marathon? Looking to build on that January base and crush your PR at Boston or Big Sur or London? Strava is here to support your goals with our upcoming Marathon Training Series!
We want to make sure you have the tools and motivation you need to get to that finish line, set a PR, or run a marathon just for fun. For each of the Challenges in the series, you need to run the required distance in a single activity within the time allotted to make it count.
The Marathon Training Series consists of three individual Challenges, with distances and scheduling designed to align with your existing training calendar:
|February 2013 Half Marathon (Feb 1-10)
A 13.1 mile test to see where you stand
|March 2013 Long Run (Mar 1-10)
Up the miles and prove you’re ready
|April 2013 Marathon (Apr 6-28)
Translate your training block into a marathon PR!
Do you have what it takes to complete all three Challenges in the Marathon Training Series? For those runners that do, we’ll make sure you get the recognition from Strava that you deserve (and maybe a little surprise as well).
Have you joined Cannondale’s Oktoberfest with Tim Johnson Challenge? Are you wondering how in the world you’re possibly going to get all those hours in over the next three weeks?
Tim took a second between races to share a few CX-themed tips for you:
We’ve had some solid rides already over the weekend, with over 15,000 hours already logged! What’s your plan for getting the hours in? Cramming some big rides on the weekends? Upping the number of rides per week? Both? Let us know your plans in the comments below!