Being adaptable was the name of the game in Snowshoe. Rain, shine, dry, slippery, sticky, muddy, new lines, old lines. I guess being able to adapt is a big part of the mtb sport in general. Maybe a key element to long consistent success? Adaptable means to be willing to change.
Now we are off to Canada. Next round of the World Cup. I haven’t dared to look at the weather forecast. Will it be a week full of changes and adapting to the conditions again?
Well, we will find out.
Hi. Hope you found some shade or an ac to hide under while you read this. The summer has definitely hit Europe, its boiling. But thanks for reading along. Last time I wrote in here I had Covid, trying recover and focus on the next race block: Lenzerheide + Andorra. So here we go.
Monday morning, I flew back to Barcelona, a little bruised (mentally and physically), to recharge the batteries, recover more and find the confidence again. I knew why it felt so terrible Sunday in Lenzerheide, only a week after covid, so it wasn’t too difficult for me to turn it around and start to find the momentum for Andorra.
I drove up to the highest destination our World Cup takes us (1800-2000meter) as late as I could to avoid the thin air.
Proud that I kept it together and settled with a 18th place, didn’t blow up or anything crazy. Still placing 20th on the overall. Now back home for a week before we fly overseas. Snowshoe and Canada coming up! There is something fun about these long trips – overseas fx – it feels like an adventure with the team, haha, I love it. It’s so cool all the places and experiences you get from racing.
Now this week I put in some hours of good work on the bike – and off the bike. It’s one of the last weeks without racing before quite big month of racing. Let’s make it count :)
What am I taking with me after the pasts two weeks? Those days were it clicks - makes it worth it, heck yea it feels good :D
Gratefully I’m in Spain under the warm healing sun in my own bed, so I hope to recover the cold quick. And trying to convince myself that some forced ‘rest’ is what I needed. Now one day at the time, and then I slowly start to set my eyes on the next racing block – Lenzerheide and Andorra. Two great race locations that I look so much forward to!
I just have to get healthy again and then I can back into the groove :)
Sport is full of emotions, from ups to lows within the span of a week – it’s crazy, but the kinda crazy you can’t stop loving.
Reflect what you desire, become what you respect