The key to success in athletics is to have as much uninterrupted training as possible. Interruptions in training should be voluntary more than involuntary. In order to limit involuntary interruptions (ie – days off), steps should be taken to avoid injury, such as proper progression, recovery, rest, nutrition, training, patience, communication with coaches and trainers. The goal is to train 6 days a week, 12 months a year with the only stoppage in training being voluntary. The more uninterrupted training an athlete can string together, the more likely their success will look like graph 5, than graphs 2, 3 or 4 (see earlier post).