Since being back from Thailand i have been based back home in Jersey. Couldnt have wished for better weather with the temperature 10 degrees warmer than the average for this time of the year and only one afternoon of rain. A lot less rain than Krabi in fact!!
Training has been going really well but the only thing i have been finding hard is not having the team around to train with. You cant beat training in a team environment especially with the quality of athletes in TBB. To keep me busy i have been taking part in road races and TT’s almost to give me that competitiveness i miss from the group rides! On Saturday i raced a TT in the morning and placed 3rd, only the second time i had been on the new beast kindly given to me by Cervelo. Nearly feel comfortable on it but i am sure Sutto will drop me a little more when i get to camp! In the afternoon i raced our local clubs Aquathlon, won that by a fair distance so that was 2 podiums from 2. Easter monday i decided to do the local road race, borrowed a friends bike on the morning and finished second. Felt very uncomfortable on the bike so saved my legs for the last lap and got away from the pack. So all in all good weekend, not big races but good for the confidence especially as i was doing this in and around my training programme.
Off to Fuerteventura tomorrow to meet up with Emma Ruth Smith and Stephen Bayliss to race in the Challenge event the Island are holding, should be a good event and another race for some experience. Report to follow after the weekend!