It’s a phrase I’ve seen a lot of recently in the years I’ve been competing, one which holds much meaning.
To me, it signifies a point where the results of your work are starting to pay off, it’s a marathon not a sprint and putting the structure in place to see you through to your target.
I’ve found reminding yourself of this tremendously helps with the ‘off-days’ shall we say. Let’s get real, going through any prep for a competition is tough. It won’t all be plain sailing, there may be some self doubt there or simply sessions that don’t quite click as they could. Over the course of many weeks and months those moments in my experience, surface at various times and it’s part of the journey for me to acknowledge those feelings as much as anything.
Trusting the process has played a huge part in keeping the reassurance there that having the right plan and sticking to the path will build week on week and progress will happen.
If it’s been a great week or indifferent, you got this!