Kelda at Battleback

12th October: It’s all down to me.

Another good week. I was involved in performance testing at the centre on Monday, which gives the coaches a baseline to work from with all the athletes. This means they can measure the improvements made over the winter training. It highlighted some strengths and weaknesses for me….I definitely need to work on my pull ups – I couldn’t even do one properly!!

I was working at Battleback the rest of the week, so training has been a bit restricted. But I’ve managed to get some good sessions done in the gym – the guns are getting bigger!

I also had a great coaching session with one of the Battleback coaches, working on how to focus and take responsibility – what happens on the water is down to me!! It really was enlightening, and when it came to training on the water on Friday, I just kept saying to myself “the buck stops with me!”

It’s so easy to make excuses when things don’t go well, to blame the weather, being tired, not eating enough. But at the end of the day, it’s up to me. If I want to be the fastest, then I’ve got to work hard and be committed. It’s down to me. No one else!

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