You already know that planning is half the battle, but did you also know that you can use Goalify to set up customized training plans? It allows you to specify which days of the week that you’d like to work more on your goals, up to eight weeks in advance. Additionally, you can add specific instructions for every day – that way you always have an overview of what you’re doing and what you have planned. You no longer have to keep all that information in your head. You just stick to your goals and let Goalify handle the rest.
When is it a good idea to use a training plan?
Setting up a training plan is always a good idea if you want to work on a goal in a systematic way but your level of activity is not always the same. Fitness-related goals are a good example, but the same goes for studying, losing weight, etc. In summary, use a training plan if the intensity varies from from day to day in terms of just how you would like to move closer to your goal.
Here’s how it works:
If you want to set up a training play, create a new Flex Goal and select “with scheduled weekly/daily targets ” for the time setting. Once you have decided whether daily or weekly planning is best for you and you’ve defined your goal (e.g. “running”), you can start to plan. In this step you can specify your weekly training sessions. To do this, just click on the number of the day of your choice and enter whatever value you’d like for that day. You can also save custom instructions for this day by clicking on the comment icon. Use the plus icon to add another week to your plan, then set it up the way you like. If you don’t specifically set up your plan for a week, the last week plan will be used again until you’ve reached your goal. It only takes a few clicks to plan your week with Goalify. It’s all up to you – you can change your training program every week if you like. That’s all there is to it!
Keep in mind that such planning is not only for fitness or sports goals. You can use a training plan for most any kind of goal, for example you can plan how often you’d like to practice playing piano every week or studying Spanish vocabulary. You can even use it for school, for example you can plan how many pages you would like to write every day so you can finish that big paper you’ve been working on. Once you have a solid plan in place, it’s much more likely that you’ll be consistent with taking the steps that move you towards your goal! If you do need some time off, you can just pause the goal and pick it up again when you have time.
Here is a screenshot showing Michael’s training sessions. A comprehensive training plan is essential when preparing to run an ultramarathon…clearly the plan differs from day to day and week to week.
Coaches and trainers, marathon runners and anyone else who likes to plan ahead