Video Of The Week: Patrick Loliger Salas trains for London 2012

The above video puts together some silky smooth shots of rowing, a look at cross-training, and a little background on what it takes to push yourself to become better every day in pursuit of the Olympic dream. Patrick Loliger Salas of Remo Mexico has made some waves on the international stage, and is a two-time Olympian, having finished 15th in Beijing, and 14th in London, less than one second behind Danish lightweight phenom Henrik Stephansen at Eton Dorney last summer. Here, we get some insight into his thought process and emotions as he takes on the challenge of racing at the highest level, in his own voice (for those not proficient in Spanish, there is closed captioning available). Through the winter, it's important to keep in mind that every day is an opportunity to improve–rather than looking at the coming months of intense training as an obstacle, approach each day, and each session, as a chance to make yourself, however slightly, better than you were the day, or the session, before.

Thanks very much to Vanessa for submitting the video! We've gotten some very solid submissions already for our rowing recruiting video contest, with the final deadline set for 31 December. Submit a video for a shot at some JLRacing swag, as well as a chance to be featured on RR as our 'Video Of The Week' to kick off the New Year.

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