Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wheres the Glamour
Lots of people get the idea that because you compete for a country like the United States, that you lift and train in the finest facilities in the world no matter where you are. This week the U.S. National bobsled team and I are in Whistler, BC. Were here for two weeks training and getting ready for the track that will be site of the 2010 Olympic games. Scene here is a pretty typical scenario. The weights we travel with set up in a hotel garage. It's about 30 degrees Fahrenheit. There is ice on the floor in some spaces. This is TJ Burns getting ready to finish his last set of squats. It's not always glamorous, it's not always comfortable, it can be cold and dark, but this is where champions are made.