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Final Training Before Olympics

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 Penny - Downwind training UK - very windy

 

I managed to avoid any really bad results and my confidence grew throughout the week.  I was pleased to qualify for the medal race in 6th place, and then sailed a conservative last race to guarantee that position in some pretty windy conditions. 

 

This is a good start to this phase of my training and after some more UK training, I go to China for a couple of weeks for venue training before returning in Jul for the European Championships.  This will be the last event before the Games and could therefore prove pivotal in my build up. Wish me luck!

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