Agree about Madrid, bob. We were there two nights in April and absolutely loved the city. Valencia remains my favourite of Barcelona/ Madrid/ Valencia though.
Did my second track session today, 200m fast, 100m recovery, phew it's tough this speed work stuff!
In Valencia we have stayed twice in apartments in the old town, there are some amazing deals and you get to stay in some amazing quirky old properties if that is your thing, although lack of a lift on post race Monday is entertaining!