It's tough to get to the Olympics. Working out (recently), I thought, 'Wow, I can't believe I have to do all of that testing again, all of those training camps again, everything.' Everything I was doing the last four years was the first time leading up to the Olympics; now, it's starting all over.
You can't let down in your training or anything like that; you constantly have to prove yourself. I'm just going to keep training and playing until my body tells me I can't anymore. But right now I feel fresh and ready to go for a long while for the four-year cycle.
Reading up on your Russian already?
(Laughs) No, not yet. People around town are already telling me, 'Oh, we'll be there in four years' and this and that; a lot of joking around.
People ask me if I'm going for it, and as of right now I definitely am. A lot can change over the course of a few years, but my plan right now is definitely to be in the next Olympics — if not the next two. I'm going to work as hard as I possibly can to make that happen.