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Week 14: more windy rides

After having done the tests last week and adjusted the running and cycling the FTP, it was time to put them to roll. Unfortunately the weather is not being very encouraging to get outdoors, with very strong wind gusts and storms weekend after weekend. Despite that, probably the highlight of the week was that on […]

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Week 13: first 2020 tests

Every end of the training cycle, about every 6 weeks, I do some tests on running, cycling and swimming to measure progress and set the baseline for the daily trainings. By calculating the functional thresholds in every sport, the trainings are adjusted so I can do them at the right intensity. This is useful both […]

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Week 12: the wind said “no” to Schoorl

Today it was supposed to be race day, to run for the first time in the Schoorl dunes in the Groet uit Schoorl run. But we are still in the winter, weather is changing… and most of the times these changes are for worse. The storm Ciara has hit the Dutch coast today, with wind […]

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Sometimes it’s just not your day

Some days you wake up and you feel “ok, today it’s not my day”. Then you know what to expect, you can be a little bit more kind to yourself today, and take it easy. That’s expectable, and at least lets you the consolation of knowing yourself. But other days your body decides to lie […]

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Starting: week 11th

After some days giving thought to the idea of documenting the process of training for a long distance IronMan, today I’ve finally set the website up. I’m preparing the event with a lot of time (the main race will take place at the end of September) – and this is like the 11th week of […]