First off, let me start by saying that Tempe was AWESOME! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! This tournament being the debut of a new start and a new finish, it was hard to know what to expect. From this experience, I think we've gained confidence in our new game plan and identified some key areas of improvement.
Along with the victories came a few near-miss's. We came less than 0.2 seconds short of a few gold medals and the opportunity to compete in the finals. We talked about giving just 1% more. We talked about the copper pot, where everyone can contribute something, no matter how big or small, to make the boat faster. I challenged you to think this week about what you can contribute to personally drop 0.05 seconds (or more) off our 500m race time. At the end of the day, the team who contributes the most to their copper pot will end up on top.
|What can you contribute to the pot?|
Need a little extra motivation? Here's something to train for. Team USA selection criteria for the 2015 IDBF World Championships has been posted. We are a strong club, and I encourage anyone interested to submit a paddler information form and try out. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.
Even if competing with Team USA isn't on your bucket list, joining in the training (comprised of both diet and exercise) will:
1. Help those of us who are trying out by giving us workout buddies and added motivation
2. Make Space Dragons faster
3. Make you a fitter, leaner and overall healthier individual (most important!!!!)
My training starts now.