If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, or so the saying goes…
This is the first tip in my series “6 Easy Tips for a Successful Triathlon Training Year” which is also available in a FREE eBook at www.GearedUp.biz/ebooks/.
While many enjoy a casual approach to exercise and training, others invest a great deal of time and energy into improving their performances each year.
The most successful athletes have one thing in common, they plan to succeed.
Building an annual plan is an important part of any successful process and involves more than simply marking races on a calendar.
Setting up an effective plan also involves goal setting, evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, proper planning and constant monitoring and evaluating of progress.
The first step to building a plan is goal setting —
Clarify what it is you want and why you want it.
Maybe heart disease runs in your family and triathlon training provides a great source of cardiovascular development.
Maybe your looking for a family activity that your kids can participate in too (check out my Youth Coaching program).
Or maybe you watched Julie Moss crawl across the line in Kona (see Julie crawl across the finish line on Youtube!), and you want to be an Ironman.
Whatever your reason, without clear goals, it’s difficult to stay focused.
Goal setting should start with long-term goals (goals that may be realistically achieved in 6 months to two years) and work backwards.
Big-picture thinking is an important component to keeping your training in perspective!
If you’d like to learn more, please visit my web site at www.GearedUp.biz, contact me, or download my free eBook “6 Easy Tips for a Successful Triathlon Training Year“. If you have any questions relating to Goal Setting, please add a comment below.
I look forward to talking to you!