>Winning the Olympic trials was a massive pressure release. However, there is a new and unique pressure slowly manifesting itself into my training – the notion that I will be representing 200 million Americans at the 2012 Olympic Games. As my dad said, “congratulations, now you’re the monkey!”
After the World Championships in Perth, I took three weeks off and enjoyed the time with my friends and family. I worked closely with my coach and structured a training plan for the Olympic year that we believed would be ideal for a strong peak performance at the Olympics.
The first training block was a 5-week stint in South Florida surrounding the Rolex Miami Olympic Class Regatta (RMOCR). The RMOCR was scheduled soon after the world championships; because of the proximity of the events, the number of participants was small, and therefore, we approached it as a training event.
Read more about Bob’s training and follow him on his Way to Weymouth.