Picture this: It's the dead of winter, there's snow on the ground, freezing rain and wind in the air. You're stuck inside on the trainer, doing intervals and skills. Motivation is hard to come by at this time, and you're a little bit aimless in your training. How do you break out of the slump?
You hunker down with a pen and paper (either virtual or physical) and start setting some goals, that's how.
I talked about planning your season in our last edition of the Tailwind Coaching Podcast, but I only glossed over one of the most important aspects: setting your goals. To be frank, you can't even really plan your season without setting goals to build your season around, so you may have picked a few goals already. But the question I have for you is….are they SMART goals?
In this edition of the Tailwind Coaching Podcast, I'll explain the concept of SMART goal setting, and cover the following:
- How many goals are appropriate to set for a season
- The SMART paradigm of goal setting and what each letter stands for
- The difference between goals and objectives
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And don't forget: Tour of the Battenkill is April 5th and 6th. You can get my new, revised and improved 20 week Battenkill Training Plan in my store, and be well on your way to the podium. Remember to save 10% with the coupon code Podcast10 in this week's podcast.