Wednesday 22 February 2017

A week in Spain

My yearly escape to the continent to avoid the tail end of the British winter, I was off in Spain last week, getting in some quality miles on my bike, and generally not being cold and wet. The training camp is run my my coach Tom Kirk from Custom Cycle Coaching, and it's a great way of transitioning from winter training to summer riding. This year (I've been out for the last 4 years now) we were also able to watch a stage of the Vuelta Andalucia, and got to watch the pro's smash it up a climb just outside of Granada.

In total I racked up just over 650km of riding, and over 13,000 metres of climbing. I'm now fairly shattered, but hoping for my energy levels to come back before the weekend, when the local reliability rides begin.

Only downside is that I've come down with a mild cold, with a bunged up nose and a sore throat. I'm throwing various drugs and chemicals don me to try and clear it as fast as possible!