Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Setting Realistic Time Goals
If you're preparing for an upcoming event, you're probably thinking ahead toward a time goal.
Let's face it - if we're competing in an upcoming event of some sort, we're competitive by nature! Some of us are thinking toward "successful completion" and there's nothing wrong with that. But most are thinking, "I want to finish in XX hours, minutes and seconds."
Gale Bernhardt of www.active.com has some great thoughts on this topic. The best place to start in determining time goals is previous performance. This data usually comes from previous race events, but it can also come from training activity as well.
Read Bernhardt's tips, but be realistic in setting your time goals. Don't set yourself up for failure or disappointment.