When is it good to be clueless? Or is it good to be clueless? Maybe being oblivious is a better option? The more I see on the Internet and read unedited, unreviewed “stuff’ the more I think it is good to be a bit clueless. If being clued in means cluttering my brain with a plethora of mindless information that focuses on trivialization of training then I prefer to be clueless. How can anyone filter the massive volume of information that is being produced by the day, hour and minute? You cannot unless you have a context for your search for knowledge. Context is king. You must have a historical context and a knowledge base in classical training and sport science literature as a firm foundation. I choose to remain clueless in my little world by expanding my knowledge with a plan and a direction. I had someone ask me if I read a certain blog or subscribed to a certain pay for play site. My answer was quite direct and succinct- Not interested in infomercials and promotion of a new DVD. Colleagues are forever sending me clips from Floswimming and Flowtrack, I look at them and chuckle. Guy Drut did that in 1976 in preparation for Montreal, I have it on a VHS video. (Quick go to Wikipedia and look up Guy Drut if you are under thirty) All those hurdle drills you guys are doing, I have a VHS of a Russian Middle distance runner doing all those drills, given to me by a Canadian coach about twenty three years ago. I don’t watch flow anything, because it smacks of flow crap, just a bunch of exercises that will make you tired but not necessarily better. Same with some of the debates I see- Does it really matter if it is inner core or outer core? Lets get real. At age 63 and after 41 years of coaching I am more motivated to learn than at anytime in my life, but I know I must separate the noise from the music, the wheat from the chaff. I am confident in what I do know and equally confident in what do not know. My mind, my eyes and my ears are open. There are only so many bytes free so I want to focus on quality, need to know information to improve my knowledge, I choose to remain clueless with a childlike curiosity in my pursuit of excellence.