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27th May 2008

Final Training Before Olympics

7 people rate this

I have just returned from Holland where I was competing in my first international event since selection.  It felt great to be back competing and getting back into training again after time off ,however I felt a little ‘race rusty’ at the start of the event. 

 

The plan was to use the event as a building block towards the Games and to help identify where I need to focus my efforts and put into place key features that will help me achieve in China. 

 

Light winds dominated for the main part of the event and I felt I had fairly good pace, although problems with getting off the starting line affected my consistency. 

 

  Miami

4th February 2008

Olympic Trials

81 people rate this

Just a quick update to let you know how the first regatta in our Olympic Trials has gone.

 

I’m pleased to report that I finished fourth overall and as the top British boat. More importantly I sailed a really consistent regatta and was so far in front of the next British boat (Charlotte Dobson), that there was no way she could catch me going into the medal race.  Although she finished 6th overall, only two places behind me, the points gap gives me a really important psychological advantage in the trials. 

4th January 2008

The Depths of Winter

8 people rate this

I’ve had a great winter so far and I can be really proud of myself. We all get tested against our previous times and against each other on the rowing machines, lifting weights and in boats and I have been at the top of the team in a very competitive year. The most important thing is that I am performing better than last year across the board.

 

Although we still have 8 months, there is a lot to do. Improving our strength and fitness is at the top of the list, but technique, boat work, speed work, selection and race preparation is still to come.

 

 PeteReedMunich2007 PeteReedCasual