Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lost in Lanza

Well, we're back from a brilliant holiday/week of training (delete as appropriate) at Club La Santa in Lanzarote and we've managed to bring some of the weather with us (we're nice like that).

We made use of the new pools on the evening we arrived, it was hard not to resist jumping into the crystal clear water of the brand new 16 lane 50m pool. I've never been in a pool where you could see so clearly. It's also much easier to get into a rhythm in a 50m lane rather than 25m and of course better training for IM distances where you don't get to stop each length for a mini-breather!

The weather was pretty perfect all week; dry, warm and not as windy as last year... either that or I'm a little stronger on the bike. I suspect the former but would prefer the latter ;-)

All in, I managed about 4 hours of swimming (10km), 2 hours of running (21km) and 16 hours of cycling (354km and almost 5km ascent) - so not too bad! I'm not telling you how many ice creams and beers were consumed to balance out the calories...

The new pools - swimming heaven

 Lorna after conquering Mt. Timanfaya

View from the balcony - I could get used to that colour of sky!

An ATHelite selfie at the top of The Mirador

 Lorna looking chuffed to have climbed Mirador

The Mirador - spectacular views make the climb more than worth it

At the top of the infamous Mt. Tabeyesco - 10km drag up 550m elevation

The coast road to Famara - great surfing territory

On the road to Soo with Club La Santa in the background

 Another perfect sunset brought a brilliant week to a close

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