To support the training load I eat, a lot. I would literally fall down otherwise, and I’m always, always hungry. I didn’t even realise until the other night, when we randomly estimated that I’d comfortably put away 1,200 calories in that meal alone.
Tag Archives: Preparation
In the middle of last year I began working with my current coach, although only a month or so in to this new relationship I had the serious injury which brought to an early close racing and for a long period, training last year.
Since finally getting going again properly, on 1st November last year, things have been awesome. Finally I have the right coach, the right set up, I’m settled in mind and body and now, we can really go to work.
In preparation for the 2017 season, we’ve actually kept things very simple and with very minimal travel and disruption. I’ve based myself in Germany as it’s got some great facilities and roads to train on and is a good central location when preparing for the European race season.
Lanzarote; this was a real love hate relationship for two weeks with the island. This is a hard place in every respect for training. Sea, rough and choppy, with the wind coming across. The roads for biking and running, relentlessly mountainous, windy, gusty, hot and heavy. If you want to do a recovery ride out here, you’re going to have to do it inside. If you want an easy swim, get in the bath tub.
But, what an amazing place to train for two weeks!