The athletes will already have a firm idea of races for 2014, winter gear will be dusted down, pre-program winter testing will be completed or planned, and goals will be set out and written down.
When reviewing your 2013 season it is important to reflect on and consider measurable targets. Here are a few thoughts and questions you may pose yourself or your coach (Courtesy of Training Peaks)
What was the highlight of your season (for example, best race or greatest accomplishment)? Why?
What was your greatest disappointment? Why?
Review your top three goals for this season. Do you feel these were achieved?
What did you do in training this season that you feel made you faster?
What did you do in training this season that you feel was not productive?
If you could change your training, mental preparation, or race tactics/strategy this past season, what would you do differently?
Was there anything missing in your training this season?
Do you feel that you trained enough and worked hard enough in training this season?
Do you feel that you had adequate rest during training and before races?
Do you have any extra comments and insights on this season?
Remember to record the answers and use them in goal setting for 2014...AND write them down!!!