PLAN YOUR SEASON
Endlessly training without a goal is something many of us are guilty of – alongside entering races on impulse! Here’s how to properly structure your triathlon year
Regardless of the end goal, having a plan for how to get there is crucial. Many, many athletes instead seem to move from one week to the next, one month to the next and even one year to the next without any real pathway of how to achieve their targets. It’s possible that there will be some success but without a clear plan an athlete will struggle to meet their potential. Without a plan how can you know if your training sessions have been successful? If there’s no objective how can you measure what you’ve completed? Instead, you will simply be moving from one session to the next without any purpose.
This is where a coach can be helpful as they will challenge you to look at what you’re currently doing and will offer advice on how to change the old routine. The process of planning must start with evaluating your current performances and asking questions about where you need to improve, then executing the new plan and constantly re-evaluating. The reasons for not planning can include being lazy or being happy with what is comfortable, but in order to see real change there must be a plan!
“Reasons for not planning can include being lazy, or happy with what feels comfortable”