I have been asked quite a lot what the differences were between this year and last year so I thought I would share them
- Better Planning
As I am self coached one thing you miss is a coach! Someone who is going to question you as to have you got this session done and hold you to account.
Last year I planned every session of course but when work got in the way some sessions could drift. This year as I did my planning I paid a lot closer attention to my work diary and planned around it. I made sure the session I wanted to do was possible.
I also put every session into Tribase so I always could refer to it on my phone and not have any excuse as to what was happening.
I made an intention to lose some weight to be a faster runner. I didn’t so much crash diet as made sure I was eating a diet that would sustain my training and have a slow weight loss.
I can’t remember ever being this light since school!
- S&C training
I did some. Previously I always felt I should do it but never fitted it in. This year i signed up to a TRX class and went twice a week. This core stability i’m sure helped me hugely once I got tired
- Mental Preparation
I talked about it in my previous post about racing at Strathclyde after learning from Nottingham and last year. I went into that race prepared to commit to everything.
I had always thought this in the past but now I look back and don’t think I really did.
It is a great positive for moving forwards.