There is a saying in professional wrestling “I got to get my shit in” meaning they want to hit all their signature moves within a wrestling match. I like to use this saying myself when it comes to my training each week. I have expectations each week and when I look back through my training log, the weeks that were great versus the poor weeks came down to preparation more times than not.
Yes I make notes on what works and why it worked and I also note what didn’t work and why it didn’t work so when it comes to looking at why some weeks are better than others, I can normally find the reasons why.
Normally Sunday afternoon I will set myself up for success for the coming week. The main things being
- Training program set and a basic template of how the week will look like is set out.
- Swim sessions written out on paper and placed in my swim bag.
- Bike sessions that are outdoors written on a small paper so all I need to do is stick to the top tube of my bike.
- The next indoor ride is already written out on my white board ready to go.
- Training gear, clothing, Garmin, etc all set to go (well as much as possible).
- My car is filled with petrol.
Just doing these things doesn’t normally take long but as I go through my week and find I am fighting for each minute to “get my shit in” I can just get into it.
A mate who is in the same run group as I am was telling me that his daughter is being assessed for being a genius. One of the things they look at is how organised is the person. In my mate’s daughter’s case, she is extremely organised. To get the most out of each week, preparation is king. become a genius in triathlon and and aim to get your shit in every week.