Holly's Tri mis-adventures
I'm a previously unsporty 20 something that has been trying very hard at tri for the last 6 years with minimal success! I love the sport to the extent that I helped my husband set up 'The Triathlon Shop' three years ago and have recently started working there full-time having given up a career in accountancy.

I'm lucky to be in the industry I love and often get to try out kit before it is released. When I do get to play with fun triathlon toys I tend to write a little review about my experiences. I also like to blog about my pathetic attempts to train and the fun I have in the summer racing and supporting all my friends at races.

Training in Mallorca and injury frustrations

twiggyby twiggyJan 7th 2013
Training in Mallorca and injury frustrations
I'm a lucky girl. In the period when I would usually be sitting around eating selection boxes and many lindor chocolates (the post christmas/pre new year danger period), I was in Mallorca with a bunch of talented athletes and good friends.

It was the 2nd annual Triathlon Shop training camp where we close the shop for a week so that all the staff can enjoy a little christmas bonus of a trip training in the cycling/triathlon mecca that is Mallorca, and we get to bond as a tri-team. It is the highlight of the year for all of us and leaves us all seriously excited about the 2013 season. 10 Triathletes in a villa by the mountains and sea = awesome times!
Training in Mallorca and injury frustrations
For me it was a mixed experience in terms of quality of training. My knee injury meant than any run of over 1km left me hobbling for the rest of the day, even when treated with a post run ice-bath in the pool of the villa we were staying in. I also had trouble getting used to the pro-logo saddle on the Felt F3 I was riding (I'm used to a stock felt saddle), which left me moaning about how much my bum hurt for much of the trip until Will kindly swapped saddles with me! I didnt manage anywhere near the quantity of training that I wanted to, but I did do something everyday which is a massive improvement on the otherwise guaranteed post christmas slobbery.

The trip away has left me more motivated than ever to get my knee finally fixed. This week alone I have 4 injury related appointments with various doctors, physios and specialists so figures crossed I will be able to get the ball rolling on recovery.
Training in Mallorca and injury frustrations
TriRachby member: TriRach, Jan 9th 2013 14:29
Sounds like a great place to spend the Christmas hols, hope your knee gets sorted soon :-)
twiggyby blog author: twiggy, Jan 10th 2013 10:48
Off to see a knee specialist today so we'll see what he says. Sadly I get the feeling that there is probably no injury as such, just years of poor posture and no exercise have left my core muscles weak and pathetic! We'll see...
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