At the end of the summer I drove back to Ireland from Switzerland. I don’t get home very often so it was great
to see my family and also to pick up my new Cervelo which Wheelworx bike shop kindly built up for me. I
had been struggling with an injury since mid-July so this was a perfect opportunity get it checked out. It turned out that it wasn’t as big a problem as suspected so I was happy that I could start to get back in to some proper training and excited that I could plan a few more races to finish off the season. Although I kept up some light and unstructured training when I was it home it was good to have a short break to refresh my mind and body before heading out to Cozumel, Mexico to train with Brett and the team.
I had heard a lot about Cozumel so I knew a little bit about what to expect. When I arrived it was hot and humid but I soon got used to it. Cozumel is a very special place and I really couldn’t believe that I was actually training in such a beautiful location. Welcoming people, beautiful beaches, warm see and sunshine…. I had to pinch myself on my first rides here to make sure it was real.
I was feeling mentally refreshed and ready to get back in to training but I was eased back in to it nice and slowly I gradually started to run again and just as things began to pick up and I got sick so I was out for another few days. This meant that I had to miss out on an epic birthday track session for one of the guys which I wasn’t happy about though I was assured I could make up for it another time. At that time I was thinking about racing
Miami 70.3 but after struggling again with yet another niggle I thought I wouldn’t race but in the end I decided I would go and call it a training day for Ironman Arizona in November.