It’s now 3 weeks since the marathon. Where did the time go?!? Running this week has felt more normal, indeed my last couple of runs have been at a decent pace with no after effects. I guess my body is pretty much recovered now. Tuesday was my first head-torch run in a couple of years. … Continue reading Getting back into the rhythm…
The weather improved for the better after Sunday. It was wall-to-wall sunshine for the rest of the camp. Our rest day was an easy spin down to the Marina for coffee & cake, then back to the villa. I spent the rest of the day lying by the pool, stretching & snoozing. Lovely. The first … Continue reading Training Camp – block two
I can't believe how quickly the first 3 days of our training camp here in Lanzarote have gone! It's been a hard block. Day 1 was a 4 hour ride with a threshold effort up the climb at Tabayesco; Day 2 was 5 hours which included 2 x 40 min tempo efforts in small groups … Continue reading Training Camp – block one
Drowned rat! At Petra after a 30mph chaingang in the rain. Loved it!
Over the past few evenings we've been sharing tales of previous camps. There just aren't the characters coming out here anymore. Over two weeks this year there's been 60 people, down from a peak of about 100 three years ago. Simon's been regaling us with tales of people such as Asda-Man and Billy Big Ring. … Continue reading Training Camp Update
Tomorrow morning, at 6am, we fly out to Mallorca for our annual training camp. It's a great week, possibly the highlight of my cycling year, as we prepare for the season ahead in the Mallorca sunshine. Hard training miles are coupled with good company, lots of food and the odd glass of wine. However, this … Continue reading Training Camp
This has ben an odd winter. Normally we don't see snow here until the new year. This year it arrived mid-November. On top of that I broke my collarbone on 13th November, so it's been anything but normal. It's now been ten weeks since the crash, and that's meant a lot of training indoors (I … Continue reading Winter training 2011 style