Focus clearly only on what needs to be done to get training results that translate in competition performance. This demands focus on the training tasks that are meaningful. Eliminate the nice to do activities that make you tired but don’t make you better. It is so trite to say but less is more. Find out what works and keep fine-tuning and tweaking that to achieve continual adaptation. Variety and variation for the sake of variety will lead to mixed results. Have a very specific objective for each workout. Everything in the workout should be in pursuit of that objective. At the end of the workout evaluate – was the objective achieved? if so why? If not why not? Adjust subsequent training accordingly. Always put the workout in context of the whole training plan, never lose sight of the cumulative effect of training. As I have said many times in this blog one workout cannot make an athlete, but one workout can break an athlete.