- Tuesday, 16 February 2016 05:17
I wish you all a happy 2016 full of happiness and success. 2016 will be full of challenges and surprises. Of course it is an Olympic year and everyone has Rio in mind. But 2016 will be a qualification year at first. In 2008, I was excited to imagine my first Olympic Games. In 2012, I thought too much about the Olympic Games. And in 2016,...well, my imagination does not go further than May 25th and the Luzern Qualification Regatta. Do not ask me the exact dates of the Games. I have no idea. Nevertheless, it remains the main and ultimate goal.
- Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:21
We started December with a training camp in California in the region of Los Angeles. In Malibu. It sounds like a nice way to spend your holidays but for us it was no vacation. 4 hours of cycling every morning biking up and down the Malibu hills. I can tell you that more than 2000m of elevation gain per session is a calorie burner for heavyweight rowers. A 90kg and more on a bike are not easy to bring up a mountain. Most people would have called it a day but we were not on a training diet. A couple hours of rest, just enough time to have lunch torn by two contradictory feelings: eating or sleeping. You know you are hungry but you are so tired that you cannot eat because believe it or not, it is tiring to eat!