I am very lucky to have the chance to come to my little piece of paradise in the South of France this Easter. The big blue skies, warming sunshine, splendid views over the hills, fresh aromatic air and the sea breeze are a real tonic for body and soul after a long grey winter in the UK.
This time is the beginning of my journey to Outlaw Half in May and Ironman Copenhagen in August and I am doing it to start my training in serious. What can be better to increase your leg strength and endurance than a long ride in the Massif Des Maures or the Pre-Alpes de Provence?
How about running off road in the hills smelling the wild herbs just touched by the sun and admiring the trees and bushes flowering in vivid red, blue and bright yellow. This is when I work on my run technique and endurance to become more efficient and fluent on the flat.
It was still a bit too cold to venture into the sea for long, but a nice afternoon relaxing by the beach was on my program.
In the evenings there is time to include strength training and the yoga series that realign my body. I love the meditation at the end.
Relaxing, recovering are a big part of my time here. I watch what I eat, which is easy with wonderful fruit, veg and fish available. I make sure I drink plenty of water and the occasional glass of rosé. And not to forget my obligatory Pain au Chocolat during my long rides.
I also take advantage of exploring the culture and reconnect with the French language.
A training camp in the sunshine will benefit your body and soul and prepare you for a strong triathlon season back home.
We are escaping again to Fuerteventura in May – https://tri50.co.uk/fuerteventura-training-camp-may-2015/