Recording Performances

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Times and Distances are tough to use only as indicators of performances when the context is important. I like to look at past performances based on the Calendar times and use some of my notes from Pierre Jean Vazel’s notes. Often weather, wind assisted marks without gages, fouls, and poor reaction times must be recorded or times and distances will loose meaning. This is not about cherry picking a flyer or making excuses, but as indoors approach it’s important to look at attendance as well as false peaks may lurk. Often the venue may have a great vibe if it’s small since empty seats decrease arousal. Was there a race or a few empty lanes creating a cold heat. A good tip is to place 5-6 descriptive factors of the venue to your meet records so a better context can be compared in the future. Often good performances are better given the conditions of the day.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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