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”

Tips for not losing fitness while travelling

Me doing a head-stand after a long day of conference in Baltimore. Photo by Kevin Moll.
As I wrote while getting back into racing, fitness is lost a lot quicker than it’s gained. And as much as I love exploring a city by running that’s unfortunately not enough when trying to maintain a competitive level of fitness. So what can you do while travelling for work or conferences? Here are a few tips that I’ve gathered from my own personal experience.
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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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