We all experience those moments where we have doubt. Both in training and competition, where things feel hopelessly stacked up against us. Having a history of your workouts can give you that push to help you get back on track, so to stay motivated, record all of your best times, from the short course and un-shaved off event, to your best 100 free kick (without board), it will help you to track and celebrate them.
What distinguishes the great from the rest is the ability to focus when it matters most, to be able to shut out the world and make all the noise around disappear. So, to stay focused;
- Do away with any form of distraction at practice or during competition, log out of your social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap chat and so on, turn off your mobile phones and any other gadgets.
- Turn off all mental distractions within and outside you.
- Don’t hinge on your time by going for long swim sessions, take frequent breaks to refresh yourself mentally and physically.
Track Your Performance
One of the biggest benefits of tracking your performance in the pool is getting accountability for your swimming. Regular evaluation is a must over the course of a training cycle or a season. This will help you to;
- Stay on track with your goals.
- Know where you are kicking butt.
- Conquer the weak spots of your training and swimming.
The faster you improve, the more likely you are to beat the competition. At the end of the day, that’s how races are decided, it’s how personal bests are made.