Mike Neill standing on deck of Bermuda National Stadium pool coaching Neill/Blake camp in 2015

Stick To It

I am going to keep this short, because the point of this post is to remind you that training  does not have to be complicated. What is required is sticking to a plan. Hopefully a plan that has come from a coach that you trust, has a good base of knowledge AND experience. There are no magic bullets and there are no magic plans. Anyone who tells you that they can make you fast in a short period of time is not being straight with you. To reach YOUR potential you must commit to a plan and put in the work; day after day, week after week, month after month and yes, year after year.

Jumping from one program to another is not the answer. Reading what the latest fad in training is and jumping into that is not the answer. The old ways of training still make up the core to most quality programs. Hard is hard. Easy is easy. There are certain times of the year when you do a lot of easy stuff and there are certain times of the year when you do a lot of hard stuff. Where you plug in the hard and easy workouts is important. A good program and a good coach knows how to do this. Once you find that coach, stick with them. Once you find that coach, believe in them. Yes, ask questions and don’t blindly follow, but believe in the program you are doing and stick to it.

3 tenents of Zen training

Great Faith. Great Doubt. Great Effort.