Let the New Year Begin Already
This 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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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?
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.
Martin, your entry is very much improved from years before. All the best in the new year….