Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
The Daily Grind
“If you want to win in the future, you must win the grind today.” Urban Meyer
If you read my post yesterday you might remember that we are a mere 3 weeks away from the start of the cross country season. Our indoor season won’t begin until October. With athletes returning to campus in a few weeks, I can’t help but think how fast these past 3 months have gone.
One of my goals for the summer was to maintain consistent contact with our group of throwers. Usually to check and see how they were doing, how their summer jobs were treating them, what their training was looking like, etc. Summer programming isn’t mandatory in the sense that each athlete is required to train everyday. We understand that everyone doesn’t have access to the same equipment or facilities. What I’ve stressed to our throwers is that with whatever you are doing or have been doing is to win the daily grind.
I started this post with one of my favorite Urban Meyer quotes. I find it fitting at this time because of the many parallels with the Olympic Games happening as well. Athletes competing have spent what seems like their entire lives training for a moment in time. Those moments, however, started by consistently winning the daily grind as they moved one step closer to accomplishing their dreams. In this case, their dream of representing their country at the Olympic Games.
Dr. Charles Infurna
Charles Infurna, Ed.D., is the owner and lead coach of Forza Athletics Track Club. Dr. Infurna has coached National Record Holders, National Champions, All-Americans, and Conference Champions at the Post-Collegiate, Collegiate, and High School level.