The last blog post was about my goal – the main goal of the project xalps in 555 days.
I took my time and studied a while what exactly my objecitve is and how I would formulate it.
Objectives should be… (SMART criteria).
eg: “The world should become a better place.” is not specific. “good” allows differing interpetations.
|“…to stay in the 2019 edition of redbull x-alps.”
Still any questions?
|M||Measurable||(1) by taking part as an athlete, or
(2) by “running along” the race
for the person who pursues the target
|What the tour de france means in cycling, the Redbull x-alps means for paragliding pilots. Who doesn´t want to (be able to) take part in it?|
It should be feasible in general.
|Highly motivated and having 555 days for preparation I truly think it is possible – and only with the help of friends.|
When can the results be achieved?
|By the end of Redbull x-alps 2019.|
And now just waiting until July 1st 2019?
Not a good idea. I guess the project will fail rather sooner than later.
To avoid that I will break down the main target into a variety of smaller objectives. Then it´s easier to plan, to measure success or failure earlier and to learn faster.
I will prepare for seven different topics:
XC-Flying, Flying under poor conditions (eg. against the wind), safety training, groundhandling, …
- Physical training
physical strength and good stamina.
- Mental training
Competence of solving problems, mind-set, fears, motivators
Take part in smaller competitions, study the exact rules of the x-alps 2019.
- Nutrition und Recovery
Best food, sleeping possibilities
Routes and maps studying, communication
Electronic devices, clothing and shoes – all lightweight please!
And therefore I will have to find many smaller but attractive goals:
- Unitl the end of the flying season 2018 I will fly fullstalls and wingovers with a heartrate below 120.
- Looking for a new wing.
- Mountain running: Climb mountain Rigi / CH (1300 m gain) by running uphill.
- Finding comfortable shoes.
- Varied training: 3 different type of activities per week.
If you have any ideas for a good goal, please let me know.