If there's one thing I learned from the first "Covid-season" last year, than it's to adapt the training-content to the current situation. Even though it's more fun riding bikes in a brilliant shape, there's just no sense in it, to push one effort after another, when there's no chance to compete in the end.
While in February and March, the hope for a slightly later start to the season was the base of motivation, keeping up the hard work, the following multitude of race-cancellations, let the motivation-scale drop and a change in plans was needed.
Instead of being in race-shape, it is now all about conserving a certain "basic-fitness", that allows us to get in shape quickly on "day X". Therefore my training-rides mainly look like this: Keeping up a "sportive ground speed" and hammering up hills, when I feel like it. No more, no less. Overmotivation will not be your friend in the long run, that's what I had to painfully realize myself, while being completely tired, when the 2020s season started at the end of September last year.
If we should get the opportunity to compete in the Netherlands, Belgium or Luxemburg e.g., our team will definitely use this. That's for sure and and until then, it's all about staying positive, keep pedalling and not drowning in the floods. Cheers all!
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