Last month, despite the inconsistency of the British weather, we ran a weekends training camp for the Team in Dorset. The weather of course did not disappoint, gale force winds and driving rain, but it did not stop some great interval work on the Friday night with Tripurbeck and a multiple brick session on the Saturday, despite resorting to turbo run turbo run. Topped with an hours swim set and 45mins s and c session, everyone certainly deserved the post days training meal out! Sundays coastal run was blustery but refreshing, all be it rather slippy, and the weekend came to a close with a final swim and top quality cake and coffee at Terra Organics! Now that was a great way to finish the weekend.
It was thoroughly enjoyable training and coaching the team for the weekend, and for me, extended to a week in Lanzarote with a few that could make it, at relatively short notice.
Based at Sands Beach Hotel, which was either buzzing with very fit athletes or laden with not so fit holiday makers on sun loungers, it was a great base for some amazing cycling around the island. Yes, its certainly windy, but the roads on the whole are smooth and wide, the terrain is undulating and stunning, and its hot! Unlike the UK! The 25m pool was pretty much empty for a post lunch swim, and on the whole relatively warm, though I definitely missed my wetsuit on the last few swims when the wind got up! A huge thank you to both Becky and Nick who, having more knowledge of the Island than us, and already a weeks solid training under their belt out there, gave us a tour of the Island, working hard into that wind! The promenade was perfect for some post ride bricks, and plenty of off road tracks to investigate for tougher windier, hillier run sets!
We will definitely plan a trip out there for 2020, so if you like the idea of some winter sun, the opportunity to ride outside in a stunning environment, with a team of great people, join us!!
However, don’t forget, we still have 2019 Alpe Dhuez Camp coming up first in May! An ideal opportunity to build some strength and endurance on those mountains!