The other day Jim Radcliffe and I were talking about planning and how people are making it way too complex with terms like reverse periodization, undulating and linear periodization. He gave a great analogy which cuts to the chase. His analogy was as follows: If we are going on a trip together, first we determine the destination. Then we decide how we want to get there and how many stops we want to make along the way for food and rest. It is different if it a group then we have to everyone on the bus and make sure the bus driver knows the destination and recognize that there will probably be more stops along the way to eat and go to the bathroom. Simple but effective analogies, lets not make it more complicated than that!