So what has happened so far in week 3?
Perhaps the most interesting thing is that I (Jason) went to Spain, leaving Sofi all alone in Sweden. This isn’t a bad thing though, as it means she can eat some of her favourite things that I’m allergic to, like mushrooms and goat’s cheese. She even made a goat’s cheese pie yesterday 🙂
So why am I in Spain? Well, lots of pro teams go to Spain during the winter for their training camps, because Northern Europe is far too cold to get some serious kms in. In fact, Etixx Quick-Step, Lotto Jumbo, and FdJ have been having their training camps about 1 hr north of us for the past few weeks – if it’s good enough for them 😀 But my dad was already coming over to fix a few things, and he said it would be a great opportunity for us to ride together.
Like I said in another post, one of my goals is to cycle more each month, especially during the autumn and winter, so this holiday helps fulfill that. The weather here is dry and warm – over 20°C in the sun – which is ideal for getting some good base kms. Neither me nor my dad have cycled enough over winter to put in some long and hard rides, but that is why a holiday like this at the beginning of the year is perfect – it kick starts your year!
We’re keeping our rides steady (although being able to push slightly has been a nice change), and including a few hills but no serious mountains. We did knock out 100 km yesterday with 1000 m of ascending though, which was really nice to do – now we know our legs can handle it. But it also means that today is a recovery day…now where are those Conguitos 😀
I hope you all have a good week and are able to train as well!