End of June I joined the cycling team Essen Kettwig for their annual Tour de France. While we could only follow the real TDF from remote, we had a fantastic time. Great team, great rides and great weather. It was such a nice breakout of the structured interval training I follow normally. Keeping fit while mentally being in holiday mode. I could recharge mentally and brought home some extra power in my bike legs.
On the way back, I decided not to fly home, but spend the weekend in Damp at the Baltic Sea. The first edition of the OstseeMan half distance was on and I have not been at this part of Germany before. It was a fun weekend with fish rolls and pop music at the beach.
The race itself went ok for me. My swim was not good and my legs were a bit fatigue from the French mountains, but I managed to work my way through the field to secure a podium spot. I can highly recommend the event for everyone looking for a good race with holiday flavour.