Ten days in Mallorca has done me good, both mentally and physically.
Before I went out to Mallorca, the stress of school and training had really got on top of me and my training started to go south.
However, a mix of Perry's hard training and working with my team mates, I feel like I have turned over a new leaf.
Even though the weather wasn't that nice (it was either really windy or raining!) we swam every day in the open air pool and got on our bikes and ran whenever the weather let us.
Our day would normally consist of an early morning swim, a little break, then either a hard run or a hard bike (or sometimes both!). Perry definitely liked his over-gearing bike sessions this year - I felt like I was cycling uphill all the time! Although I could feel the difference after 10 days, that's for sure! However, fighting for a space on the road was difficult as there were hundreds of cyclists on the road from all corners of the earth - I guess Mallorca must be the place to be for cyclists during the winter months! But on the plus side, there were loads of sports shops to go browsing in!:)
It wasn't all training - we also had quite a few team Trisutto meals in the evening. My favourite has to be a restaurant called Tollos in Porta de Palencia where apparently Bradley Wiggins goes regularly when he is on the island (many of his shirts and bikes were hanging from the ceiling).
I feel fitter and ready for the season ahead - bring it on 2016!