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Reisverslag A quick update
9 november 2015
A quick update
2 weeks ago, I raced the Beaver Classic, a small 6km race. I drove up with some of the freshmen guys, who are also redshirting, so that was a lot of fun. The only unfortunate thing was that because of traffic, we arrived a mere 30 min before the race, which meant I had to do an 'emergency-warm-up' in order to end up on the starting line at least somewhat ready to go... I am happy I always do a short 20min shake-out in the morning before my races, because that meant I was at least a little ready! I was determined to win it, but I may have started out a little too enthusiastically and had to settle for second.
Yesterday I got 6th at another 6km-race in Pier Park, in a field with a few very fast women. Pier Park is a park only 2,5 miles away from UP, so it was a 'home meet.' It almost felt like I was racing in The Netherlands, since I went there by bike (instead of plane/car), it was rainy & cold (instead of 30 degrees C), the course was tough with mud and hills (instead of the flat golf courses we usually run on here), and I ran in the jersey of my Dutch club team. Nick came over to watch which was great because it felt a little lonely out there, and during the race I noticed that some of my teammates had come as well! The race itself was average. Since I was sick the week before, I didn't expect much and just wanted to go out there and be tough, and that's what I did. Because of the aftereffects of the cold, my breathing was off and I was breathing hard right from the beginning. I am sure that next time, without these breathing issues, I can do much better.
In 2 weeks I am doing one more XC-race in Fernhill Park, another local park where we often go for workouts. The plan is to really get a good, fast race in there and to beat some of the women that beat me today!
But first it is time to cheer on my team in Seattle!
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9 november 2015 17:10 | Door: Anja
Hi Anne, good to hear your race went well and always good to have pilot Nick and some of your teammates around. Have a nice day Anne. I have to make some tests in one and a half hour. X mam
12 december 2015 16:37 | Door: opa en oma van Veen
Het duurde even, maar hier nu toch eindelijk een berichtje van opa en oma.
We vinden het leuk dat je volgende week zaterdag weer op Schiphol landt.
Oma komt je afhalen met je mams en dan gaan we gezellig door naar je zus haar nieuwe stekkie.
Goede vlucht en tot volgende week.
XXXjes opa en oma