Itâ€™s not so bad being at the Olympic Training Center. This week Iâ€™ve been chowing down on some great food here on campus. The cafeteria is the social hub for all the athletes on campus because with the exception of swim practice, we all pretty much train alone. That, and most of the athletes here are not triathletes. For instance, last night I had dinner with Lopez Lomong, Jillian Petersen, Margaux Isaksen, a figure skater, and another pentathlete whoâ€™s names I donâ€™t remember. Being here makes the adjective â€œOlympianâ€ seem banal.
Most of the non-injured triathletes here are leaving for Worlds starting tomorrow (so basically Hunter and I will still be here). Letâ€™s wish them luck, a couple US podiums would really help to keep our USOC funding next year.