is fine. In 3 1/2 weeks I will be down there again 🙂 Ahhhh, I love those short winters 🙂
The next week will consist of extensive testing. All blood parameters as well as performance testing. It is extremely important for me to monitor the changes going on, to observe at what time I perform the best after an altitude stay. That will be important when I want to peak later this season. I have a good team around me, so it should go smoothly. Years of careful planning is really starting to pay off for me. I am only 22 years old, but I feel (and know) I have come a long way when it comes to training physiology and how my body responds to training stimuli. I have made many mistakes, and I am learning every single day (hours of reading weekly), but I still feel I have a good grip on it. That is good to know, when you face your opponents. At the same time, the team around me, especially Frank is constantly challenging me in my training. He has some extremely clever ideas, that takes (even for me) days just do absorb as ideas, because they are so extremely hard and demanding. But once I have tried them (or at least most of them 🙂 ) I feel like I should have used them my whole carreer. That is a good sign. So no time to sleep and rest in the training when you have a person one week away from a Doctorate in Training Intensity (four pages of the discussion left), that can be curious and new thinking like a little kid.
Well people. All for now,