She’s able to relax now, but in Rio a week ago, she and Gulari had it dialed in. Chafee is confident that at their next, and final, session before the Games, they’ll continue their roll. “As tempting as it is to go out and just rip around the Bay, we go out each day with specific goals in mind,” she says. “This past camp, the focus was on different modes, and how to transition the boat from high mode to a lower mode. We had to repeat the process again, and again, to make those steps perfect.” Much like the paces she runs with Pereira, every moment of training is a step towards Olympic success.