The following days were spent in the National Team houses in Marinha Grande, with great training sessions and the great NT athmosphere. Some of the sessions are as follows:
Long distance HERE.
Mass start HERE.
Then this weekend, there were the National Championships in Long and Sprint distances.
In the Long distance champs, with almost 17k, I was too conservative and followed the paths too much all the way (with the extreme option to the 6th which costed almost 1min). I suffered and I was 5th in the end.
I really enjoyed the sprint distance. I was already missing that feeling. I didn't do any major mistakes, but I felt the lack of the extra gear in the engine. I ended 2nd.
What's next? Whatever are the goals for the summer, I'm expecting to return to the old shape in a few weeks. Now it's time to kill the legs.
I end with this month's portuguese edition of SportLife magazine.