- Tuesday, 16 February 2016 05:18
Once upon time, a rower was dreaming of a gold medal at the Olympic Games. But he had to face mountains and deserts to succeed in his quest. Sometimes his quest seemed very far away but he kept going...
I would love to start this post as if it was a fairy tale and I could create a happy end. But I am not going to tell you about the dragons in that story. 2 weeks later, reality is still as morose as before. Rio 2016 seems very far away. I try to look at it upside down but nothing changes. Some people might say that 5 months ago, I would have been happy to be in a boat in Aiguebelette. Others that we can still qualify in 8 months or that we gained in experience and that we only just missed the qualification.
- Sunday, 09 August 2015 21:30
We are currently in Guelph, ON near Toronto for a training camp leading us to World championships (Aug 30 – Sept 6). This is our final preparation for this major goal of the season: Olympic Qualification.
Why Guelph? We came here to test the place as a potential training camp base before Rio next year. Indeed, Guelph is only an hour behind Rio so we will minimize the jetlag effect. It is warm in the summer and Toronto Pearson International Airport is only an hour away. Perfect, no?