How do you train right now? Do you have goals for each training session?
Do you have long term training goals, too?
If not, you may be missing out.
Training goals help you, and your trainer, create focused training sessions. Training goals help you stay motivated and they boost confidence as well. After all, what’s better than achieving a goal and feeling the rush of success?
Why Training Goals Are Important
Training goals help you create focused training plans. They also help you get and stay motivated. Imagine a routine training session where you don’t have a goal. You go through the motions and you probably work hard because you’re competitive but you may not give it that 110% you’re capable of.
On the other hand when you have a goal you’re training for, if you’re competitive, as athletes usually are, you’re going to do everything in your power to achieve that goal. Training goals help you push yourself to a whole new level.
And with each new training goal you achieve, you begin to build a pattern of success. This boosts confidence and as you probably already know, confidence during competition is often the key to success.
How Do You Set Training Goals?
There are essentially two types of goals. The first is a long term goal. This is a goal you might want to reach in three months, six months, or even a year.
The second type of goal is a milestone goal. These are smaller goals that help you get to your long term goal. For example, if you want to drop a minute off of your mile you might first aim to increase your pace by twenty seconds.
You can then work with your trainer to create a plan to help you achieve your long term goals and to help you create milestone goals to get you where you want to be.
Setting Your Own Athletic Training Goals
When you’re thinking about your goals and planning how you’re going to train for them and achieve them there are a few key questions to ask. They include:
What are your goals?
What is your plan for achieving them? (Consider consulting with a Core1 trainer to help you create your individualized training plan)
How are you going to measure success?
Finally, the last step is to assess your success. Were you able to achieve your goal? If not, why not? What got in your way and how can you succeed next time?
The last question is important because it’ll help you move forward with confidence and a plan.
Goal setting is an important part of an athlete’s progress.
It helps you get and stay motivated and it helps you and your trainer create a custom training plan designed specifically for you.
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