WM3 PRO CYCLING
My last race of 2017 was the World Championships and straight after I went back to Barcelona to enjoy a bit more sun and have fun with friends. During the season it’s really difficult to be at ease and relaxed without having to worry about being in good shape.
I always take a couple of days after a season to shut down my body gradually. I don’t stop training immediately because I don’t think it’s really good for your body. I do some easy rides then have two or three weeks without riding, and then start preparing for the next season.
I then flew to Poland to spend time with my family to make up for all the time I’ve lost during the season. This year I’ve rarely been at home as I moved to Girona, and mostly I was flying between the races and Girona. It’s so nice, you really appreciate the moments you spend with your family and friends.
It’s difficult when you always have a schedule during the season; you wake up, have breakfast and go for a bike ride. Then during the off-season you have to rest. Sometimes I struggle to find another activity to occupy my free time. My boyfriend encouraged me to learn about different things – I don’t know if you’ve ever watched TED Talks which are small shows on YouTube - but I’ve been watching it a lot and trying to learn more about the world.
I feel like sometimes I’m on a swing; sometimes I am happy that it’s off-season and I don’t have to do anything, then other days it is completely different. You are kind of lost, trying to find a purpose and something to do. Your brain goes crazy because you really want to do something but you have no idea what. I’m really trying to understand myself and what I want; once I’m happy to do nothing and once I’m upset I have nothing to do. From Poland I’m going to China for the UCI gala. I’ve never been there so I’m pretty excited. We’re going to stay for a bit longer, maybe fly to Japan and then back to China – I’ve never been to Asia so I’m really excited to explore. When I get back to Europe I’ll start with small preparations for next season.
Wearing the red and white of the Polish lag, Kasia signed o f 2017 at the worlds with ifth place