Competing in the Olympic Games

I’m in Oklahoma City right now preparing for the Olympic Games. I just wanted to say thanks and let you know how much fun — and how formative — your year of coaching was for me. Reflecting on ten years of rowing, that first one with you laid the foundation for a lot of the success I’ve had. I’m obviously stronger now, and row a little differently, but I still have the same mentality as I did by the end of my first season, and I think that’s to your credit. Most of my memories of rowing are sort of non-specific, basically several months worth of training sessions all melted together. I have a lot of specific memories of the first year, though, most of them lessons about how to approach training and racing. I hope we can put together some good races in London for you!