A true competitor achieves his best….
This inspiring note came to us from a friend who has been an active runner for a number of years. His goal was to deliver his best performance yet and in his own words describes how he achieved his plan!
“I ran my first half marathon in October 2008 in approx. 2:08. At that point I set a personal goal of sub 2 hr. Prior to Sunday I had run three more with times of 2:00:15, 2:04 and 2:06. Each time I read more, I changed my plan, I worked hard but just couldn’t achieve my goal. In January I made the decision to use a plan developed by Runners World and purchased a training program aimed directly at achieving a sub 2 hour time. I received daily emails for 14 weeks with a workout for the day, coaching tips and nutritional tips from the experts. Of course as of Sunday I exceeded my goal and attribute it all to them.
It made me think of business planning and Lake & Associates. Sometimes no matter how you plan or how hard you work you still may not achieve your plan or discover your potential without good coaching from the experts!”
Simply put, realistic planning, followed by focussed execution, can lead to exemplary performance.