July 27th, 2014 by Lisa
I haven’t raced much yet this year.Â
There is a bad circle that starts when you are injured.
You obviously can’t train well. When you can’t train well you won’t race. When you don’t race you don’t get race fit.
The way to fix thing is to get injury free, get back into training and then start to race.
The not so nice thing about this, is that racing won’t be very pleasant to start with.
Especially if you do this “getting back to racing” while you still are trying to train hard.
Things can get really ugly very quickly.Â
In the car back from ZÃ¼rich the Rolling Stones sang me some truth
“You can’t always get what you want.
But if you try sometime, you just might find
You get what you need”
I guess needed that.
My body felt sluggish and I never managed to get into the 5th gear. As I hadn’t planned on doing this race originally I didn’t have my TT bike at camp. I brought my normal S-Works Amira which I clipped some short tri bars on hoping my legs would be able to do the work required. They did I guess. I managed to stay with Svenja and Ricky even with out different choices of equipment. But Daniela showed us all what its like to really ride fast and made us look quite stupid really. Well done on her – and a big kick up the butt for the rest of us.
I had hoped to have a nice run as I finally had started to make some progression in terms of training. But I guess its a bit much to ask the legs to both train harder and race fast at the same time. Â There is that part called recovery and absorbing training that there isn’t really time for at the moment.
But I still hate the not racing fast part of it…
Back to the mountains and back into training.
Lets keep building…
This year isn’t over til it’s over…