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Day 40 – Consistency in Training

134 days until IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga

What does it mean to train consistently? The word, consistent, comes up quite often in training books and endurance related podcasts, but I’m not sure what it means. It must be pretty important so I guess I should figure it out.

A quick Google query resulted in:

I’m stuck on “unchanging in nature…” That can’t be right. If my training is unchanging, then it will be incompatible with the concept of progressive overload. It would also be incompatible with the periodization of my annual training plan.

I’m sorry that I don’t have a nice, neat conclusion for this post, but if you hear a coach or sports physiologist emphasize the importance of consistency, then you need to question what they mean by the word consistency. I find it all very inconsistent with the principles of progressive overload and periodization.

I’ll do a little more G-search and see what I can find.

Until tomorrow…

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