Team USA has arrived in Slovenia!
Bled is one of Slovenia’s premier tourist destinations, and it only took us several seconds to comprehend why: Lake Bled is *unbelievably* picturesque. Photos can not do justice to the incredible beauty that Mother Nature has brought to this rowing venue!
The water is a deep emerald green, surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps. A medieval castle stands guard on the bluff overlooking the lake.
A 15th century church occupies the island at the 500m mark, and bells can often be heard tolling from the chapel steeple.
Even with such stunning scenery, Team USA remains focused on our pre-race preparations. We’re entering a critical period (t-minus four days until Opening Ceremonies!), so our training is a unique blend of race-pace work (to keep us fast), steady state (to keep us fit), and smart tapering (to keep us rested). If all goes according to plan, we’ll show up at the starting line with rested legs and a killer instinct. So excited to race!