Recovery

Professional female cyclists share their tips and stories
Recovery
Professional female cyclists share their racing tips and stories
Recovery
Professional female cyclists share their racing tips and stories

Recovery

How to recover optimally to get back on your bike. Recovery is needed after an accident but us cyclist also need a good recovery plan after a race. That’s why recovery tips and tricks are more used than we think. This is your go-to platform to learn how to optimally use your recovery time.

Recovery = body language

Is it the food, foam rolling, giving your favourite masseur a visit… So many sports, so many ways to recover. But what is good for you? For example, my body has a natural slow way of repairing. If I pay the gym a visit, it can take day’s ...

What’s In My Race Bag

It’s RACE WEEK! Last year I was super calm before each race because I knew what I was capable of, because I knew how much I trained and because it was my first real triathlon season I didn’t really expect that much. So I was even more sur...

Recovery Diary, Day 282 – am I ready to race?

The past year has been a rollercoaster ride at its best, it had so many ups and downs. My 2016 made a change from the excitement of having a triathlon coach and working consistent on my performance, of seeing improvements in all three disciplines, of...

The Comeback or the throwback (after my crash)?

It’s been a month, actually 6 weeks since my crash. I had to make up my mind of when I was coming back in the peloton. I know myself, if I plan this too much, I won’t go through with it. Just because I would push myself too much. Cycling is still...

My Top 5 Motivational Videos

These are some short films that motivate me A LOT to go out and swim, bike, run! Jan Frodeno’s Long Distance World Record race at Challenge Roth last year: Jan Frodeno.. again. An older video but so honest and so good:   The most beautiful swi...

What Defines A Crash

Disappointment … that is the key word that describes my last weekend. So, it’s been a week. A week full of tears, pain (a lot of pain – not only physical, but mentally too), and disappointment. It was the first weekend in a month I was...

Save Your Brain – Wear a Helmet

One of the things I was super scared of when I went on my first bike ride post surgery was falling off my bike and on my knee. But then again I thought: You didn’t have a single bike crash in more than 3 years – so why should you now? I still did...

What’s the plan? What’s next?

Currently my “training” doesn’t really look like training.. which is okay because I REALLY enjoy that I have the freedom to chose whatever I and my knee feel like doing. I swim, I ride, I run, I try to increase my distance on my bike rides and ...

Back to Lake Garda

If you read my first blogpost you know that my boyfriend and I keep going to Lake Garda once a year for holiday and cycling (and running and swimming and eating pizza and gelato). However, in 2016 we did a bike tour in the mountains and I for the fir...

My First Outdoor Bike Rides

I guess it doesn’t take you 114 days to get to ride a bike outdoors after an acl surgery – but well, my surgery was in winter and we had a lot of ice on the streets for quite a long time. And riding a road bike on icy streets was definitely not o...
Riding My Bike Finally

My First Indoor Bike Ride

As already mentioned in my last blogpost, I got to cycle only 27 days post my surgery, only two days after I was allowed to walk without crutches and without my brace. I walked into my room at my physiotherapist and he just smiled at me because he wa...

Things I Learned During My Injury

A few things I learned in the first 8 weeks post my acl reconstruction were rather painful – both mental and physical. However, I feel like some of these also fit quite good for any big injury you have. So I decided to write some of those things do...

Winters Equals Sickness..

Last Saturday I woke up with that annoying feeling at the back of my throat. Like something is stuck between my tongue and trachea. Bit like the times when you were little, mom made sausage with stamped potato. You had to chew like a 1000 times to ...

Pfieuw! Bad Legs! Or not?

Coming back from an injury is a pain. But not coming back is even worse. Since 2013 my boyfriend and I keep going to Lake Garda, mostly as a main holiday and ‘us-time’ but as an active couple we always pack the car with all our sports equipment: ...