Competing isn’t always good

I’ll be the first person to tell you that I LOVE competing, but there is such a thing as competing too much.  With a different CrossFit competition or throwdown going down every weekend it’s easy to get caught up into wanting do every one, but at what cost?

Look at it from a coaching perspective.  If I have an athlete that’s going to compete be it a one day or two day comp I’m going to let them have a few light days before and after the actual event.  That’s a week off on average every time you compete.  If you do one every month you’re losing a solid week of training every month.

I know I refuse to compete until the Beast of the East.  Why?  Because I have a big picture goal, add strength and then recover my metcon.  If I were going to compete I’d have to sacrifice my master plan.  I have put the same rules in place for my athletes.  One goal at time, no matter how tempting it is to go out and play.  I have to be extra careful with that as I’m still coming off my achilles, and pushing it too hard too early would set me farther back than I want to go.  So I have to slow myself down to speed myself up later.  I’m working on ‘training smarter, not harder’ – always easier said than done.

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  1. Couldn’t agree more. If a person chases two rabbits, both will get away. Keep the eye on one prize at a time

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