Thursday, June 30, 2011


I'm really really ready to just head out and race! Luckily I get the chance on Sat, only a few days away!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


 I had a partial subluxation of my elbow yesterday during practice which was rather uncomfortable, I didn't know what was wrong at the time, I knew I had tweaked it but that was it. Jen and I finished the K2 session which ended on a great note,  I went iced my elbow took some painkillers and called it a day.
 Training today however was pretty painful, the standing starts were definitely not what I wanted to be doing but it was a short workout so I figured modifying it was rather pointless! Mac (one of the junior coaches) made an appointment for me with one of the OTC trainers (Karen) for after practice. I went in and she fixed me up really quick, she knew exactly what was wrong within a minute and put it all back into place, a bit of NSAIDs and ice should take care of the residual soreness and I'll be good to go for the weekend!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tapper... maybe

It seems like we have started the tapper for the LPI regatta, its nice to focus on a few high quality pieces per day verses the volume we had in the weeks previous.  This afternoon we have a short K2 session, time to keep working on our starts and max speed!
For my afternoon break I am cheering on the US women's soccer team!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


For once a rest day was completely pleasant and a welcome experience.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Olympic day and the importance of a State vegetable

    I am trying to write this post while watching/listening to the daily show, this is a very difficult task hence the mention of the debate over a NY state vegetable. In case your curious it was voted on and is corn..... 
    Olympic day is a world wide event which promotes fitness,  healthy living  and the ideals of the olympic games (usoc). Oklahoma City and Lake Placid held great events today, lots of families and kids came through the training centers observing and participating in different olympic sports. Our junior athletes were out introducing canoe/kayak to the public. 
    Prior to the events of the day all the kayakers and canoeists were out on mirror lake bright and early to  paddle 16km in the rain and cold. We were broken up into groups of 3, consisting of a Junior women's K2, a junior boy, and a senior girl.  The arrangement was kinda of fun however the whole 16km felt like I was dragging a heavy weight through the water, I am not sure if it was all the lifting or the intensity over the past few day but uuuggggghhh. The girls and Tanner did a great job and kept a good pace throughout the workout.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Running in the woods is one of my favorite things. Running in the woods with lots of mud and a warm rain is even better, I can't pinpoint exactly what makes it so much fun, its one of those things which just is, I left the woods with a massive grin on my face and I cant wait to go out their for another run!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rockin the water in the rain!

Jen and I had a super stellar day in our K1's, we hit some great speeds over the 8x100m's and the 6x250m's . Shaun was happy with our work out which means we were both happy about it. Its a well known scientific principle: if the coach is happy then the athletes are happy.
We moved out of the loft we were crashing in for a few days and are heading over to my friends parents place this evening. Frank & Lethe were incredibly generous for letting us stay with them even though they never met us before!!! Its awesome people like that which allow poor athletes like us to fulfill our dreams.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

K2 Workout

15km goes by super quick when your wash riding with another K2. I actually thought we had another 5km to go when we finished.
When we are not training there really isn't that much to do, its been nice to have a few days off but I already miss being busy during the day!
To fill the time I am writing on my blog at the training center with the most god awful  Movie called little black book on in the back ground because a bunch of other girls are watching it in the common room ick what a bad movie!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lake Placid Summer 2011

    I am pretty sure my northern genetics are falling down on the job, it was 60 degrees out and I had a long sleeve craft shirt on sweat pants and I was cold!  Granted Lake Placid is 45 degrees cooler then Oklahoma city but still what happened to my ability to handle sub zero temperatures with out a problem.
   The drive out here wasn't to bad, Shaun did most of the driving and I did a significant amount of snoozing. My back only required about 800mg of ibuprofen to knock out the discomfort of the sustained seated position so all in all a good trip to Lake Placid!
   Trainings going okay I have a few things I really want to focus on in the next 1.5 wks before the regatta which should improve my speed dramatically once I put the changes into my neuromuscular memory.