The process of planning/periodising the JETS training has, I believe, been one of the central factors in our collective success, as it improves the likelihood of accurately targeted, individualised, progressive training.
I wanted to provide an idea of the process, to help illustrate what we do. Other coaches might also want geek-out over why what we do has had a good level of success!
AT THE START
At the start of the season I make a ‘macro-training plan’ on a spreadsheet. It lists all the sessions we do and all the things that we can work on within those sessions. Along the top, each column represents one week of the year (also showing rest weeks in green) and so I then allocate an ‘x’ next to each aspect in the week we will work on it in. It looks like this:
This then gives me a structure for the planning I do for each block, in which I write a session that works on the things I know we need to target. I also add notes about tapering/recovery or anything else that is relevant so I can keep in mind who needs the session adjusted. It looks like this:
All these sessions are then added to our online platform ‘Addaero’ – which is basically a free version of training peaks. Once on here all the athletes can access the sessions from Addaero apps on their mobile phones:
The athletes I coach individually then have their session added to the squad sessions. For Scott Thomson, for example, this means his calendar looks like the below. And as you see, it allows him to upload Garmin files to his training sessions: