Gould sticking to the plan for worlds after Olympic success

  • By Ari Baquet
  • Published Sep. 6, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM EDT
After a great Olympic result, Gould knows she has more in her legs for the worlds. Photo: Graham Watson |

Staying with what works

Gould emphasized that, even for the Olympics, there is no need to deviate from the tried-and-true.

“I think … sticking to the plan that’s been successful in the past for me, that was sort of the key to being successful in the Olympics,” Gould said. “It was tempting to be like, ‘Okay, the Olympics are coming, how are we going to make training exactly for that course, or exactly for that race,'” she added, acknowledging the misconception that a big race requires big changes.

“You know, all the things that worked to make you successful in the past have been obviously working, so you don’t really want to throw it all out.”

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