Let’s learn the art of pacing, so that you can get the best outcome possible in your workouts.
In the next few sessions, we’ll go over how to improve your body language, breathing patterns, and strategies to help you have better workouts.
You’ll learn better ways to plan for workouts that are both short and long. You will also learn to plan for workouts that include a glaring weakness.
Plan To Succeed
You’ll never get the best score, or best time by going all-out, all the time. Each workout is different, and the better you are at learning your “gears,” the better you’ll be at managing your intensity.
There are many different ways to attack one workout. It’s imperative you continue to practice a variety of methods, so that you know what’s best for you when it matters most. Also, there are different ways to strategize and prepare for workouts that will benefit you. The more willing you are to practice, and the more you learn, the better you’ll be.
“Pace and Strategy”
You’re always going to be facing new stimuli and trying workouts that you’ve never done before. The point of the training is to challenge you with a constantly varied demand. Prepare for the unknown in life.
There are a few things you can assess to come up with a pacing-strategy before a workout. Just know that you may have an idea about how to approach it. Then afterwards you’ll have more knowledge, and may believe that a different approach would’ve been more appropriate. That’s ok!
It’s not necessary that you bust out an Excel spreadsheet and calculator to strategize for every workout. In fact, most of the practice of pacing can be summed up with one question:
How can you set yourself up to be charging hard and finishing strong in the last 1/4 of the workout?
Don’t overthink it, and over-plan for every workout. Stay tuned for detailed tips and strategies to unroll over the next 3 sessions.