When training,everyone must have a purpose and have goals:
You have to have good days, weeks and months of practice so you can take it into the competition. You have to think personal record (PR) and to go as hard as you can and not give up. You have to work on mental toughness and think carefully about today, do not worry about tomorrow, each day has enough troubles of it own. If you have a bad day you have to come back with poise and composure and still have confidence. When you compete, you have to come out and feel ready to go. You have to want to perform your best. You won't improve in the race if others in the race are forcing their pace, run your own pace. You have to come with a positive mind set and push yourself as far as you can. Be smart, know your competitors. You are always working towards a lifetime best performance.
Things to work on and off the field: work on your character every single day, every week, every month and throughout the year. Don't think you can coast along without putting in extra effort. It's important to get your vitamins every day, know which foods are naturally highest in vitamins, you need vitamin A, eat carrots; take a multi; eat two kiwifruits, it packed with more vitamin C than oranges, plus it has more potassium than a banana and more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal; eat nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and leafy greens; consider fortified cereals or a supplement; eat oranges and beets; and drink tap water it contains minerals.
Don't be afraid to ask for assistance if you need it. Don't be disrespectful, insensitive and wrong, be sympathetic. Tell yourself, you are going to practice regularly to advance. You must develop a sense of reasoning to have a purpose. Before you make the commitment be clear about your purpose.
Coach George Payan