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“Second week training” by Bernadette Rademaekers


It just keeps on freezing, snowing and freezing again… so no other solution then than to ride with ZWIFT as my colleagues had already mentioned in the previous blogs. ZWIFT is a platform that allows you to cycle virtually with everyone. However, the block strength training that we have to do, does not give you the chance to catch your breath and certainly not to chat with your colleagues. Want  an idea of ​​what a week of training looks like? Check this overview! Fortunately, you only have to read it and not do it yourself ?.

“It just keeps freezing,
so no other solution than
to ride with ZWIFT”

 

 

This weekend, I have to cycle 3 hours ‘easy’ in ED zone (Extensive Duration) and a much stronger ride in ID (intensive endurance training of 2:30 hours). All fancy words which basically means: hard and powerful pedaling at a certain wattage during set intervals.  I can assure you that you feel your legs burning after half an hour – or keep riding in the same heart rate zone and at the same pace. A tough assignment in this cold weather, but afterward I am super proud of myself when I come home and think by myself “I did a great job”. It gives me so much satisfaction. I hope to motivate you to jump on your bike, even if it is only to the bakery on the corner or to take a walk. It feels so good, even if you are afterward completely frozen and your fingers and toes hurt like hell ?.

 

“I hope to motivate you to jump on your bike,
even if  it is only to the bakery on the corner.”

 

This Monday, we also had our first ‘nutrition call’ with all the colleagues and Pulso Preventielab where nutrition advice was given. Not only during exercising, but also how we already have to adjust our diet as from now on and how we should eat just before the event and especially on the bike. It’s impossible to cycle 615 km in 3 days without doing it in a semi-professional way. And it must be said that the guidance of Pulso Preventielab is top!

Keep on moving together!

Greetings,

Bernadette.

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