Just heading out the door to grab some breakfast before I make my way down to the course for day one of racing here in Lucerne.  I start the day with a heat in the W2X–of course we’ve drawn USA1 as well as an outside lane, no surprise there (10:12 a.m.).  Following a short break, the four of us will hop back in to the 4X for our heat there (1:12 p.m.).  Both races are top 2 to advance, and I think we can accomplish that today in both boats.  Without a top 2 placement in the double this morning, we will race the repechage this afternoon (5:24 p.m.).  I would like to avoid an unnecessarily long day, but then again so would all of the other athletes in my event.
It’s supposed to be sunny and hot for racing today, packing lots of snacks and fluids to take with me down to the course where I will be… all day long.  Good luck to all of my USA teammates and secondarily to my friends from other federations!

Long Live the Dream,