So nice to be in Portugal – a rehab camp for me with some lovely friends who are helping me fix myself up !
I am working with coach Filipe Salbany and Laurence Plant – Back in Line, Henley, Chiropractor. The road to recovery is slow both physically and mentally but the plan in there and I have great confidence that I will be back. Laurence has reassured me I am in for an “oil change” – it doesn’t feel like F1 speed because I have given him and Filipe a heap to sort out – but I am sure we’ll get there and I do have the best team on side to make me better for the future.
To have a break and get things moving on I have joined Filipe’s Athlete Service camp, in Portugal for a winter camp. The guys who are new friends to me are training for some long course events. I am at a very low end of the spectrum doing technical swims and short bike rides. I am doing nothing compared to what I normally do its all about building core strength and rehabilitation so I am watching the comings and goings from afar ! I notice my colleagues on the camps sharing their power outputs, the stuff I normally do. My limits are exceptionally low at the moment, but Laurence, Filipe & various medics I have sought help from have told me not to panic people have had to endure worse – but my goodness me I am not good at this stuff !! Its nice however to see everyone having fun and planning their years. For once I don’t have a plan so we’ll just have to see.