My fitness goals for this winter

This has been an incredible year so far. So much has been going on. My wife has been recovering from her surgery, international conferences, house renovation in Fitou, trips to Lanzarote, Paris and many weekends at other fun places. I’ve been happy to put my bike aside for a while. But heading into this winter I’m now motivated to reach some fitness goals again. If you want to know why I enjoy riding so much, checkout my very first post on this blog. Continue reading “My fitness goals for this winter”

Getting back to racing

As I mentioned in my cycling season review 2016 my winter training did not go as planned. Life got in the way, as it does. But since the end of February I put in a decent block of training and averaged about 8.5 hours of riding per week. It’s still too little to really be competitive, but I’ve made significant progress in my fitness. And for that I’m happy.

You can see my steady improvement in my average Training Stress Score (fitness) since end of February. Click to enlarge.
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Cycling season review 2016

If cycling was measured in how much you learn, instead of the watts your legs put down, I definitely would have won the Tour de France in 2016!

Last year was all about learning about bike racing and getting into the cycling scene in London. I wanted to do as many races as time (and other commitments) permitted and I wanted to build a decent base fitness. My focus was on criterium racing.

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