The hotel is just 1.5 kilometers from the finish line. The rooms have orange curtains, giant windows, and sloped ceilings. There is a giant maple tree that I can touch if I open my window wide and lean way out. It's so green here, just like the east coast! Racice seems like a pretty rural area. There's a train running through a meadow across the way, and the streets are just as bumpy, winding and narrow as you'd expect in Europe. For all these reasons, I like it here a lot. This afternoon there was such a strong tailwind down the course that it was white-capping! We set up the boats and did some light paddling or jogging.
Tomorrow, we'll do two paddle workouts, focusing on getting that on-the-water feeling back after traveling for so long. I am also putting special emphasis on staying healthy and rested, because I know that once you get sick over here, it's hard to shake it off. Today it was raining, windy, and probably 45-50 degrees. So staying warm and dry will be key.
I forgot my camera cord in my room, so I'll have to upload pictures tomorrow!