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Myriam Saugy's Cape Epic diary: One month to go

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Cycling News
Published:
March 01, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:13 BST
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MTB news & racing round-up for March 1, 2007

Pressure is on. It has been non-stop since the last time I wrote you. The days just went by so fast....

Pressure is on. It has been non-stop since the last time I wrote you. The days just went by so fast. Studying, training, sleeping, training, studying, sleeping, what a nice cycle it is… I forgot what a weekend is. I actually can't remember the last time I had a weekend or simply two days off my books. Yesterday, I wrote my first two exams. I think that I passed them so it was worth the "sacrifice."

Today, I took the morning off doing nothing but I must say I couldn't stay still; I had to move around. This afternoon I went back to my books, but I was not really efficient. Then I went for a run and since my mind was not really into concentrating on a book, I decided to finalize logistical issues for the Cape Epic. There are still details that need to be set such as those relating to coach transfer and hotels. Gosh the pressure is now ON for good. We depart in one month exactly.

My training is still suffering from the fact that I have all these exams to write, but as I said in my previous entry, it also helps me to keep my mind in balance and from getting too bored of studying. The emphasis was put this month on my VO2 max improvement. So I have been doing quite a lot of short interval training; mainly on my own.

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