A short discussion today on the value of .01 seconds daily; we randomly picked 3.5 seconds improvement needed to reach your Olympic Trials cut.
We figured the close of entries is Sunday June 19, 2016 at 11:59 PM. Today is June 19, 2015. There are 365 days to find 3.5 seconds. This equals .01 (rounded up from .0009).
If you had a very specific goal of improving your game by .01 each day you would have the added benefit of super focus. Your swim training, your weight room, your stretching, your nutrition, your sleep, your mental rehearsal, your time management…literally everything would benefit.
We have known swimmers who have used this plan. We know of at least one Olympian who had a poster on the back of his door with his current time and goal time with the incremental improvements daily. And each day he would draw a line through his goal time focusing on the next day’s goal.
Focus on a goal. It is a very powerful process that yields impressive results. Work the process; reap the results.