One of the items on my bucket list was participating in a biking challenge. So I did not hesitate to subscribe to the EY Cycling Tour, which seemed more challenging than I thought.
No worries, I decided to wait for the result of the medical testing and the fitness test.
The first screening learned me that there were no medical issues but also that, after the winter stop, there was a lot of work to get in shape. My coach ensured me that a lot of training could get me in the right shape for the challenge.
Due to the bad weather, I started the indoor training with my best friend “Netflix” on my old school Tacx (no ZWIFT experience for me). After a few weeks, the weather got better and I could start my outdoor training in the “Vlaamse Ardennen”.
Thanks to Covid-19 (the only good thing)
I got a lot of weeks extra to get in shape.
The second fitness test learned me that I could cycle a longer distance at a higher cadence with a lower heart rate. Good news, but still a lot of training is needed for the big challenge!
Thanks to Covid-19 (the only good thing) I got a lot of weeks extra to get in shape for the challenge in June. Let’s go the extra mile! Together with the support of the team, I hope to concur with the 615 km.