The Training Plan

Health, Motivation and Fitness

Update November 2020 - mission accomplished and more than 7000 km cycled, almost 70000 meter of climbing done - not my best year in terms of climbing due to two set backs related to health - but, I managed Zurich - Zermatt again and could improve my average power output further. I set a record from Remetschwil to Rodersdorf under 2 hours 30 minute and did a lightning fast ride over 180 km with 1000 meter of climbing with and average speed of almost 34 km/h - so super happy. Now the outdoor season is almost done, yet it might be warm enough to go outdoors - and as compensation I have my indoor bike, always connected and lot's of virtual tours in front of me.... 



Update August 22, 2020 - year to date I have already 5'956 km and 60'991 meters of climbing in the legs - a great and promising training for the long and hard race in August. In order to succeed in my races,  I need to manage health, motivation and fitness levels equally. The year 2020 is to date (April) very positive, as the weather allows outdoor rides since February and my indoor equipment is ready, anytime I want to sweat. Currently I estimate a cycling total of 7000 km and 70 km of climbing in 2020. Last year I invested some time into the Global Cycling Network knowledge shared in videos -  e.g. how to become a better rider, maintain duration and keep a health food intake. Last year I did my first ever +300 km ride, and from that experience I learned a lot, and keep improving. If you want to see my progress, follow me on Strava.