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Getting Ready for Budapest

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ME and Ellis

I had two days off after my win at Kitzbuhel and I needed it.  I never really drink alcohol only when Im on my break or christmas so when I do go out especially after a race when thbody is at its most fatigue it takes me at least a week to get over it.  I had a great couple of days training after the race but on friday I came down with a sore throat which for me usually means a full blown cold.  I took lots of vitamin C, Zinc, and garlic and did three recovery days and with a bit of luck my cold went away. This was a first for me so I was very fortunate to have nabbed it before it nabbed me.
After a couple of days easy at my mum and dad’s house in London I came back to Loughborough to train with the Team Dillon squad.  We have had a great couple of weeks training and with my win the moral has been awesome in our group.  We have just been joined by Clark Ellis from New Zealand he was training at altitude recently with his national team but wanted a changed so he came to us and he’s loving it. We also had a few of Michelle's athletes Richard Todd and Jill Parker who are racing at the world champs in Budapest join us also. it's certainly made the sessions fun and great to train with a few more in the group.
My mate Will Clark is having a bad time at the moment he has had a very bad season and has just had a bike crash and needed 9 stitches in his arm. I really feel for him as last year I was in the same situation.  I crashed mid season, got very ill and then flatted at London Hyde Park which was meant to be my big come back to ITU racing. Its a really tough time for a pro athlete when things are going bad but I found if you keep fighting things turn around.
The other day our squad were given a bit of a treat, British triathlon gave us a 50m swim lane to train in which was nice so things are starting to turn around here in Loughborough.
Budapest is coming fast and things have been going well for me so fingers crossed it stays this way.
My mum and dad are driving out which is going to take them a week so they are getting ready now. They like to take there time and enjoy the scenery. I will keep you updated on how the race goes, thanks for reading my blog.

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