Juliette Haigh’s training update May 2012

Juliette Haigh, NZL W2-, is a Rowperfect sponsored athlete.

CAMBRIDGE, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 06: Juliette Haigh (R) and Rebecca Scown talk to the media after winning the Women's Pair Final during day seven of the World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro on November 6, 2010 in Cambridge, New Zealand. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

It’s time like these, when my body, immunity and mental state are right on the edge due to extreme tiredness, that I tend to forget about by the end of the season – particularly when it finishes on a high!

It’s been a tough few weeks of training and while it has meant surviving some hard training sessions (layered upon more hard training sessions) it also brings a great deal of satisfaction. There’s nothing like finishing the week having completely emptied the tank and knowing you’ve given everything.  The reward, an afternoon on the couch followed by the traditional end of the week meal, a huge and delicious lamb roast.

One of the high points amongst this heavy training has been watching the first World Cup regatta and getting excited about racing! It was nice to be able to sit back and watch it on television and see how everyone stacks up early in the international season. We also had our own winter series regatta at the same time as the World Cup.

It’s a great feeling to get back into racing and really use all this training, a reminder of why we do it! Just one short week until we will finally be heading to race at the World Cup in Lucerne. I can’t wait to collapse onto the plane after another week’s training, packing and sorting out our house and animals for the next three months and totally focus on the next three months leading up to the London Olympics.





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