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I've just finished a week of warm weather training in Quinta Do Lago. This is a brand spanking new sports resort that rivals anything I have seen elsewhere. 

 

The resort will have a new 25m pool in the spring, but we swam in Quarteira most days which is just 15 minutes away. The open water lake situated close to the beach is ideal for swimming, however our 1st December swim was around 14 degrees so a little chilly.

 

The cycling is top notch, varied, and has loads of rolling climbs, and even a 400m velodrome 9km (see pic) from the resort.

The running really is exceptional. There are loads of trails made up of perfect crushed stone, so great for sessions and getting big miles in. There's a running track also in Quarteira, but with 3 golf course sounding the resort, you don't have to venture far for a fast surface.

Mark races and trains in the Yonda Shade Speedsuit and Ghost wetsuit.