Have a recovery week when you get home. An easy week will give your body time to recover from the hard training you have done, so you are fresh and ready to use the fitness from your camp as the springboard for the next phase of your training.

Fall into bed without devoting 15-minutes to stretching, says Lexie Williamson, author of Yoga for Cyclists. “Stretch out the glutes, hip flexors, hamstrings and quads. A little stretching will aid recovery, freshen up the legs for another day’s training and improve comfort levels, especially around the lower back."