Once you’ve determined your big picture goals (from my first tip, Goal Setting)…
This is the second 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/.
you’ll want to decide how to accomplish them by setting short-term and intermediate goals.
Too often, this is a forgotten step.
To keep you on track, make goals specific, measurable and include a timeline of when you want to accomplish them.
Examples of short term goals include:
- improving last weeks 1-mile run/walk by 10 seconds,
- attending 3 swim practices in one week or
- riding your bike twice a week for 20 miles each effort.
Further reading and examples outlining weekly goals and objectives can be found in Triathlete Magazine’s Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide by Matt Fitzgerald.
Finally, if you’ve really stuck to your guns and reached that goal of improving your mile time, don’t forget to reward yourself.
Go ahead and buy that highly coveted Garmin Forerunner and take your running even further…
You’ve earned it!
PS – 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 creating your immediate goals, please add a comment below.