This is the Cross Country Competition Phase and Track & Field General Preparation Phase
With every success find humble confidence.
With every setback, find opportunity & resolve.
To be prepared on the day, you must prepare for the day.
MEET WEEK #1 FOR XC was a great start to the season!
The long, consistent accumulation of progressive training is paying dividends and providing opportunities for next-level competitive experiences. Those opportunities and experiences are exciting and feed into the motivation to continue that good training. That's the "awesome cycle" we all seek in our development!
Planning and installing the plumbing and wiring in a house is far from glamorous but if it is not done right, the house will be a source of many frustrations no matter how beautiful the architecture or interior design!
With a long competitive year ahead, getting our "plumbing and wiring" set up right will boost both our physical and psychological state - and those elements being in good shape also feed the "awesome cycle".
Sleep well. Eat & Hydrate well. Manage your studies well. Listen to and take care of your body.
Be B.I.G. Time!
As the Academic Semester gets underway, this is the time to put in place the relationships (with your professors and classmates) and organization that will enhance your success (and reduce your stress) in the classrooms.
Spend time with your professors during Office Hours getting to know them, their expectations, and their style.
Spend time with new classmates to improve your understanding through their perspectives.
Map out your papers/projects/exams so you can "front-load" your preparations and minimize the need for cramming (and corresponding stress).