Training Tips - Peak Performance - December 2007
Peak performance is the art being at your very best at the correct time of year. I say it is an art due to the fact that this is not an absolute science. There are many trainers that can get their some of their athletes to peak at the right time but not all. The one that comes to mind mostly is that of Don Ptaff (Donovan Baily’s trainer). Donovan Bailey was always at his highest performance for the premiere events in his sport(100 metre dash). He destroyed his competition at the 1996 Olympics but prior to and after the Olympics he was mediocre. Then when the next big race came around again he won. This is what you want. Hit your highest performance when it counts most.