Coming towards the end of the 10 days training here in Hungary. The weather has been fantastic with very little wind and sunshine every day. Certainly better training conditions than back in the UK by the sounds of things. Training has been going very well and i'm starting to feel fast again. Kept occupied by spraying Shaun and Steve (coaches) paddles and Steves K1. See some pictures here
and a bit of video here
On Monday 6th August we go to Duisburg, Germany for the World Championships and Olympic qualifiers. See the website for the Championships here.
30th July 2007
To train hard and stay healthy, good nutrition is a key component to a top level athletes lifestyle. I've just started being sponsored product by a forward thinking company called The Food Doctor. They do a range of healthy snacks, cereal bars, seed mixes, cereals and now even excellent quality ready meals. All their foods have quality nutrition in mind and are a brilliant addition to my diet. Please check out their website.
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On the training front, I am in Hungary now for a two week pre-Worlds training camp. The weather is fantastic and the water great to train on.
21st July 2007
Well, I am European Champion again, but this time in the K1 500m. I had a perfect race coming through in the last 100m to win from Anders Gustafson of Sweden. Yesterday I had a very good 1000m final which I led most of the way until Eric Larsen of Norway did one of his awesome trademark finishes to come past me and win, pushing me back into second place. Not quite the results I expected but Iâ€™m very, very happy with them! Only 5 weeks until the World Championships and Olympic qualifiers. Iâ€™ve had a great season so far so need to keep building on that. The rest of the team had some good results but unfortunately no medals, yet. Will add some photos here when I get them. For full results, check the website here.
1st July 2007