New Episode - Ready, Set, Goals: The Importance of SMART Goal Setting

It’s hard to plan a journey if you don’t know your destination. Goal setting is an important aspect of performance, whether you’re talking about endurance sports or life in general. In this episode, Wahoo Sports Science coaches Neal Henderson and Dr. Jinger Gottschall break down the basics of setting goals that aren’t just clear, but SMART: Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Whether you have your sights set on the podium or a new PR on the local climb, this framework will help you get there.

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Another great podcast. I did comment on my season goals in the thread that was used in the podcast. I’m certainly thinking of revisiting them to make sure they are smart and appropriate. I have read about making A B and C goals for an event, ie having a specific goal of averaging 250w for a 25 mile TT for example, but having an A goal of 260w and C goal of 240w, so therefore you have something else to keep pushing for during the event if you’ve made your B goal, and conversely something else you can achieve and keep pushing for in the C goal, even if you can see you will miss your B goal. I guess it’s a variation on being adaptable in your goals.