the carrying out or putting into effect of a plan, order, or course of action.
“he was fascinated by the entire operation and its execution”
|synonyms:||implementation, carrying out, accomplishment, bringing off/about, engineering, attainment, realization
“the execution of the plan”
Several years ago, while on recruiting duty for the United States Army Recruiting Command, I used to listen to a book on CD titled Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. It was a good book, and the main idea was basically that when you have a problem, the biggest issue when solving the problem, is actually execution of the plan. You can analyze the problem and make a plan to fix it, but if you can’t execute the plan, your problem doesn’t get solved.
When it comes to endurance training, most people do not have a problem looking at past training or analyzing their fitness test and using the data to build a plan. The problem typically lies in execution of the plan. It is understandable that day to day “stuff” can get in the way of some training sessions, but it is what we do to account for these things and still execute the plan, that matters.
This goes back to the post I wrote on planning. Make a solid plan after you do your best to account for everything that regularly appear in your daily life. Make a plan that is realistic for you to do, so that you can commit to it. Find a way or get someone to assist in keeping you accountable for your daily and weekly training sessions and goals.
What is your take on execution?
What helps you find success when it comes to executing the plan that you or your coach put together?