18 Aug 2014
Morzine/Avoriaz it’s been great
So I’m into my last few days in Morzine. This has been the training groups training base since the 1st of June, so after 10 weeks it sort of feels like home. It’s an awesome place at just over 1,000m Morzine is in a valley surrounded by tall mountains. Most of the training group spent a little time at altitude, just up the mountain at 1,800m in Avoriaz.
Morzine is in the Northern French Alps, only 90mins from Geneva. It’s a super place for training. We’ve have the wettest summer here for many years (according to the locals), but a wee splash of rain does the trick to cool you down and compared to Ireland…. Well this place is like the Sahara desert.
I’ve clocked up a few miles since driving to Morzine with Aileen post London WTS. In fact in total in the past 10 weeks I’ve drove just shy of 5,000miles (8,000km). Most of this was done driving from Avoriaz to Morzine for training most days, or going to the track in Thonon les Bains, but I have cris crossed Europe for races also. I’ll leave my car in Morzine for the next block of training/races then when the season is finished in late October have a relaxed road trip back to Ireland.
Since being posted here in Morzine 10 weeks ago I’ve raced 6 times.
2nd Bardolino, An Italian development race
16th Kitzbuhel European Triathlon Champs
(Drove to Hamburg WTS but ended up 1st on the wait list, enjoyable 26hr round drive on autobahn)
12th Commonwealth Games Mens race
6th Commonwealth Games Team Relay
5th Tiszaujvaros WC Semi final 1
19th Tiszaujvaros WC Final
So the next 10 week block of training/racing will be an exciting stint.
The plan outlined (which will change towards the end of the season) because nothing is ever set in stone, but for now includes;
23rd Aug Stockholm Sprint WTS
30th Aug Edmonton Olympic WTS Grand Final
(Month of September I’ll be in Boulder, Colorado on a training camp)
11th Sept Las Vegas Super Sprint
3rd Oct Cozumel Sprint WC
10th Oct Cartagena Olympic WC
18th Oct Tongyeong Olympic WC
Back to Morzine to road trip it back to Ireland
So that’s the story, last 2 days of training in Morzine then we all fly to Stockholm for the race this weekend.