Firstly, the US Olympic Committee's poll for Male Athlete of the Month of December has concluded, and I'm happy to report that after a lot of campaigning by my mother and girlfriend, I was voted the winner! I'm pretty psyched to be chosen, and this is a cool honor. Thanks to everyone who voted and thanks for the coninued support! You can see the results here: http://twtpoll.com/wuf60z
In training news, I finished up the camp in Clearwater with a few more productive practices. We did a few 35 mile bike rides and gym sessions, with lots of upwind speed testing in light air. The focus was to spend time on upwind speed and technique, and I was really pleased with how it went. On Friday, I drove down to Miami with Andreas Geritzer (AUT), his coach Jurgen, and Kristian Ruth (NOR), all of their gear, three bikes, a coach boat, three lasers, and tons more stuff. It was pretty packed, but we made it down.
I sailed the last two days in Miami in great breeze from 10-20 knots. The weather has finally started to warm up here, and the temperatures are consistently in the upper 70s, so the sailing is pretty enjoyable. Today was a boatwork day, and tomorrow I'm tying up some other loose ends before the USSTAG camp on Wed-Thurs-Fri. This three day camp will be a great warm up before the event and will be good exposure to some top coaches in the country. We'll have classroom briefings and lots of sailing and gym time. I'm looking forward to it!
The Miami OCR starts on Monday. Stay tuned for more updates!