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How to Prioritize Your Goals Based on Your Focus Patterns.

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Alexandra Petala

Goal setting requires identifying weaknesses, tracking progress, optimizing metrics and adjusting your training.  To maximize training efficiency, use your focus metrics and learn to train smarter.

How to use TritonWear Focus Patterns?

1. Set Goals.

Start with your biggest long-term goal and work your way backwards. Identify all the smaller goals that will set you on the right path. What is your ultimate goal? Are you trying to make a specific time? What stroke and what distance? Once you have taken a moment to set your goal, compartmentalize the stroke and distance into the different phases using the focus tool. Check your focus scores and discover patterns in your swimming.

  • First, choose the stroke you are aiming to improve and look at the individual stroke score.
  • Then dig deeper into your stroke’s analytics by looking at the different phases: transitions, overwater, and underwater.
  • Last, each phase will give different focus metrics. Based on your focus patterns, identify which metrics you need to work on.

2. Identify Weaknesses.

Focus comparisons are valuable tools for your performance growth. You can choose a specific focus metric and rank your skill execution compared to your previous best or other athletes like you. This great tool will direct you where to focus your attention first. You'll know exactly where you excel and what you need to work on to swim faster.

 

Compare to ‘’myself’’. Focus shows you how you performed in each metric today and how you're progressing. Discover the metrics you traditionally rank lower. Then, adjust your goals to target these metrics.

Compare to swimmers ‘’like me’’.

Next, check how your skills rank when compared to other swimmers like you. With the ‘’like me’’ comparison, you’ll gain a clear view of your competitive position. Metrics with a score under 70  will be the metrics you will need to focus on next.

 

3. Train Smart.

We’re hardwired to think that swimming faster requires training harder all the time. If there is one thing you should work on in 2021 is training smarter. Capturing data in real-time and tracking them long-term provides the insights needed for targeted training. The idea here is to think critically about which metrics will benefit you the most and how to adjust your training. 

4. Adjust Training.

During the workout, swimmers can use metrics to identify and target specific weaknesses. For instance, you may notice your technique starting to break down. Your swimming data will show you what to focus on. You can make adjustments on the spot and see how they impact your overall performance. Improvements in individual metrics can easily be visualized and tracked long term. The dashboard and focus graphs will provide a detailed overview of skill progression over time.

Next, learn: Adjusting your training habits to keep your body healthy.


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