The German women's team and coach has been incredibly welcoming to Jen, Maggie and I, we really couldn't ask for a better training situation. I was really nervous coming into the training camp because I had expected that the team would not be happy with us training with them since they are so much faster. That hasn't been the situation at all, during the longer paddles they have been happy to switch off wash leads with us etc...granted we have to go fairly hard to keep up the pace but it will make us faster.
Over the past 2 days we have had 4 sessions a day and are completely exhausted, luckily we have this afternoon off to recover! The focus of the sessions has been on power at a low stroke rate, it really pretty amazing how much power those girls can generate at such low rates! Its definitely something to work for.