adventure preparation 33

(This is a weekly blogging series, started before I did my first weeklong bicycle tour around the little belt on the Danish Baltic Sea Bicycle Route.  Now I want to do the whole Bicycle Route next year, and for that, I do some shorter tours to stay in training, study Danish, do other sports, sew some things, plan, map, buy, and worry. And blog about that every Sunday… it is an adventure already.)

Moin

4 weeks ago I told you about the new books I bought and that I will do their workout-tips to prepare for the tour next year, so I thought I give you an update what I think about them after 4 weeks of training.

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Lexie Williamson “Mit Yoga besser Radfahren” – Dr. med. Christian Larsen “Gut zu Fuß ein Leben lang” each ≈20€

The only difference I noticed in my cycling until now was that I had to readjust my saddle-position more to the back, which I think might be an indicator that my hips got more flexible and I am more comfortable bending over at my hips, and not rounding my back as much.

I noticed some more changes in my everyday life:

One is not as good, because my lower back is feeling weird some days. It is not really a pain, just a discomfort. I guess that my posture is changing and my lower back has troubles to keep up with the new requirements. So I am adding some additional exercises to strengthen that part of my body. 😉

But there are good changes, too. My feet do hurt less after a whole day of standing in heels, I am not sure though if that is really because of me training my feet, or maybe just because I switched to my winter boots and they might have a better positioning for my feet. I am glad either way and hoping for the best.

In general, some yoga-poses that were really hard for me, in the beginning, got easier… some others I am still struggling with a lot. But I started to do 2 flows in the morning and 2 at night this week, so mostly they get easier – and faster. 😉

I studied about a half-hour of Danish this week, did 7 mornings with 2 yoga-flows, 5 nights training feet + 2 yoga flows, 3 strength workouts and cycled 20.71 km in 1:18:48h.

 keep exploring and smiling

your Fairy

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