Let the New Year Begin Already

new-years-resolution-calvin-and-hobbesThis is the time of the year when many athletes are posting their New Year’s resolutions. You won’t find that here. I’m not a big person for New Year’s resolutions. For me, the new year starts in October when I begin training. January 1st is in the middle of the year, with months of training behind me and many more months ahead.

I’m also not a big goal person in general. I tend to think that specific goals are mostly needed when you do not know what direction to go. Sure, I want to throw over 70 meters, but writing that down on a piece of paper is not going to help the matter at all. My biggest goal is vague: I want to throw as far as I can. As long as I work my ass off towards that goal, everything else will fall into place. I know what direction I am heading, the question is only how far along that path I will proceed this year. And in many ways that is out of my hands.


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4 replies
  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hey Martin, just wondering do you think you are ahead of schedule because of the technical focus, or because of working face to face with a coach again, and not just distance with Dr B? Or a combination of both?

    • Martin
      Martin says:

      Because of both, but they go hand in hand. My technique helps, but I’ve only been able to improve because I’ve been working more face to face with a coach. However I have travelled so much since the training camp that I haven’t seen a coach in a month. That’s part of the reason I don’t like me winds as much now compared to November.


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