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2020 is cancelled: there will be another year of path

Wow I really got diluted in my effort and constance with updating the site after the last post. After July with the triathlon in Belgium – things continued to go smooth with the training, and IM Italy kept on saying that the triathlon would go on. The 50 days of milestone that they had to […]

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Week 33: finally competing again! Triatlon van Vlanderen

Wow one whole month without posting any updates. I think it was starting to feel repetitive – almost like a hamster wheel I was keeping myself entertained, talking to nobody (not even myself). But last week was definitely a routine-breaker! With all summer competitions cancelled in the Netherlands – I was happy to find out […]

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Week 27: time flies when you’re all the time at home

I started the blog with the intention of writing once a week. I feel like the last post was one, maybe two weeks ago… and poof! It was almost one month. With the covid19 situation, not being able to do any plans and working from home – every day looks the same. And it’s so […]

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Week 23: #ridesolo, compete solo?

The training continues – riding alone and trying to avoid the busiest times of the days, or trying to discover less busy places to explore. The uncertainty about what will happen with any schedules events is getting more clear – towards cancelling anything that is presential this season. In The Netherlands that has been the […]

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Week 21: tests again!

If in the previous post (for week 19th) I said that days looked the same – it starts to be the same with weeks. That’s why I even forgot about last week’s post. The monotony of every day being the same as the previous has got… surprisingly easy. And time passes so fast like this […]

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Week 19: which day of the week is it?

If on the last week training was helping me break the routine of the days, this week it felt like Groundhog Day. The weeks feel so similar that I lose track of how long we’ve been in this “new normal” of being socially-isolated and in “soft-quarantine”. But it also makes me appreciate quite a lot […]

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Week 18: training as routine-breaker

As anticipated in the previous post – this week is marked by the impact of the Covid-19 global pandemia in the daily life and routines. This week has been the second week working from home – with my only outings being to cycle alone, run trying to skip any group of people, or go to […]

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Week 17: Covid19 strikes, preparing for home training

This was the week I was supposed to travel to Mallorca with ATAC for my first training camp ever – but what a bad timing to travel, in the middle of the global Covid19 pandemic. During the week we monitored the local news, and it was looking worse and worst – until the Spanish Government […]

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Week 16: “Training status: productive”

I’m not sure why, but the watch insists on “Working in some intense, anaerobic efforts will enhance your speed and anaerobic capacity”. And well, as I tend to not match the intenstity targets in my Sweet Spot sessions, I tried to push a bit extra in the weekend rides – and finally got my watch […]

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Week 15: windy or not, out I go

Another week with the convenient storm attacking The Netherlands during the weekend – causing the group ride to be a solo one, and to end shouting at the wind in the long Sunday ride after more than 1h30 of constant headwind. Apart from that – quite a successfully planned week: with something going every evening, […]