Does that training match up with your goals? Is it realistic? Does it take into account your lifestyle?
These questions have come up a bunch of times recently as people ask me advice on training plans for the summer racing season that’s upon us. I usually ask them about their goals and time limitations before giving any types of answer.
As one of my former football coaches always said “It’s not that practice makes perfect, it’s perfect practice that makes perfect!” I find that to be very fitting these days as I praise functional and targeted training as much as possible.
I chat with folks and ask about racing conditions (time of day, temperature, terrain, etc.) as I try to prepare them for what they will be experiencing when they are out there on the course.
As a continuous learner, I’m always taking training courses, fitness related or not. I recently took a “Train the Trainer” workshop from one of my Intersol colleagues and it got me thinking about how I teach and coach. I’m making a conscious effort to be as learner-centric as possible for the participants get the most of the sessions.
I haven’t really been practicing what I preach these days though. As I’m training for Tremblant 70.3 at the end of the month, I’ve been basically staying active and going through the motion. Granted that my priorities are not with setting PB’s in long distance triathlon these days, but I’ve been slacking a bit too much.
Are you in Ottawa? Interested in social media? Health and fitness minded? If you answered yes to all three of those questions then this free event might be for you!
We’re having out third installment of the Health & Fitness TweetUp hosted by moi (@_ECinc). We usually have a guest speaker, have some snacks and then just mingle with like-minded folks for the rest of the time.
Next TweetUp is Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm at Rama Lotus Yoga Studio on Gladstone. See the registration link for all the details.
*A TweetUp is simply cool folks coming together in real time. It’s almost like a networking event except with awesome folks and no awkward moments!