Almost all athletes who train ambitiously nowadays train according to parameters such as heart rate, power (watts) or pace (speed) and thus generate valuable data for evaluating training and competition performance.
What is often forgotten, and sometimes even lost, is one's own body awareness. On the one hand, it gives you confidence if the technology fails, and on the other hand, and this is often even more important, it helps you to be able to evaluate the collected data in the first place. With the Borg scale, athletes have an important tool in their hands...
It’s been a long time since I’ve been so hooked on a race. Sure Kona was missing this year and the atmosphere there is hard to beat. But this race in Daytona, this fight at the absolute limit, that was the essence of our sport. That was adrenaline. That was goose bumps. That for me is the reason why I do triathlon.
At the moment you have the feeling that every day a race cancellation is coming in. Be it for the autumn marathon, the IRONMAN World Championship in February or the Grand Fondos postponed to autumn. As an athlete who has been looking forward to his event for more than a year and for which you train with a lot of dedication, you feel lost. Sometimes left alone or even demotivated. New races: Not in sight. Without alternatives the time until races are possible again could become a little boring.
At the beginning of the year we all probably didn't want to believe that the corona virus would hit us too and suddenly all the planned competitions would not take place. But this is exactly how it happened now in 2020. And even if there are still some competitions on the agenda, we all have to accept the fact that maybe there won't be a competition this year after all.
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