“Recapping how the 2019 race season had gone, I’ve had a very busy start to the 2020 winter/pre-season training camp. Over November and December my training was all about keeping on top of my fitness levels. Majority of the training load was aerobic sessions on the bike, chair and in the pool, and most of bike and chair training was done inside on the rollers due to the typical British winter weather. Cold, wet and windy! I just had to see out those two months then it was time for me to head to Spain for three months on camp.
I arrived in Spain on the 5th January, and training in and around La Manga. I’m 4 weeks into my 12 weeks camp and everything has been going fantastically. The hours are being ramped up in my training schedule, and I’m feeling fitter and stronger, even with 8 weeks to go until I have to head back home to the UK. The weather in Spain has allowed me to train more consistently on better more safer roads than back home.
I can’t say how the 2020 season will look as it’s been a struggle find out which races I’m able to do. I’m wanting to be out racing in Bermuda on the 19th April to kick start my season and then hopefully out in Yokohama, Japan a few weeks later; depending on how the outbreak of Coronavirus is being handled. I still have one race to go towards my qualification points for Tokyo 2020, then I’ll be fighting for a few extra points after that race to secure my automatic position for the games.
I’m looking forward to starting my Training Diary with Bell Howley again this year, and I’m very grateful for the support Bell Howley have given me over the last season working towards Tokyo this year.”
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