In an earlier article on the responsibilities of an athlete, I mentioned I’d give an example of how I have owned my training in the past, to provide more clarity about what I mean when I talk about it. As I indicated in that article, I ask myself the following questions when I think about owning my training:
- First, what is/are my goal(s) vis-à-vis my training?
- Second, what can I control in my environment to help me meet my goal? (Remember I need to think about what I personally can do, not about how I can change someone or something else.)
- And finally, of the things I can do something about, what am I willing to do and assume the outcomes for?