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Planning for Next Season

As the season comes to an end it is time for two things, the first is take your end of season rest and the second is to think about what you want to do next season. This article covers how to plan next year and review your past season.

Season Review:

When conducting a season review you need to make a comparison between what you set out to achieve and what you did achieve. This is why you need to be as clear as possible when setting your goals as it is then easier to make meaningful comparisons.

For example if you aim was to increase your FTP by 20 watts in three months and you only increased your FTP by 10 watts, it is much easier to see whether you achieved what you wanted. Although the harder part if trying to understand why you did or didn't hit your targets. Which is why BCA has laid out a series of questions below to help you analyse your season.

- At what point during your training did you feel you were making the most progress?

- At what point during your training did you feel you were making the least progress?

- Which training workouts did you feel worked most and least?

- What were the strength in your ability that helped you hit your goals?

- What were the weakness in your ability that prevented you from hitting your goals?

- Do you feel you put in enough time into your weakness?

- Was there anything that felt lacking in your training (including nutrition etc.)?

- Did you feel tired or as if you were not working hard enough and when?