Book signing Road Runner Sports, Wilmette, IL Saturday 1/31/2015 11am to 1pm.
How to start your best season ever!
First, did you rest, reflect, and recover from last season? Are you ready to get started for the long haul?
Next, here are the steps required.
Set your intention. Make your choices.
Outline an overall plan. Your goals must be specific, measurable, and have a time frame. Look at the entire season, then work backward to your training and preparations. Start with the framework, then get specific. Plan by the month, week, day, then each task in the workout. Be flexible with the plan, it will change.
Get your network together for support. Enlist the people around you that you need for help. Tell them your plans.
Get your equipment together. This includes what you need to compete, and train. Remember to include good nutrition.
Enlist a coach or schedule some camps and clinics to learn more about your sport and competing. Study training methods of other successful athletes that you know. Do what works. Do not reinvent the wheel.
Train as if you are competing.
Stay balanced in your efforts. Start slow and build. Keep your priorities straight.
Remember to attend to your emotional needs, they are just as important as the physical. Schedule, yoga, meditation, etc, to keep balanced on the emotional side. Rehearse your competition mentally so you are prepared to execute to the best of your ability. See yourself accomplishing your achievements. Have visible reminders of the goals you have set.
Exercise courage in starting your plan. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Start walking…
Set your intention. Make your choices. Execute your plan. You will get the results you work for.
Good luck on your journey, have the best season ever!
I have posted about each one of these subjects in detail in the last several months. Check out my archives of past posts.