May 09

Despite training, my assessment performance has dropped. Why?

Category: FAQs

It is entirely natural and expected that your performance in an assessment run may not be improved upon from your previous time. It is important to appreciate that this is nothing to be concerned about, and does not mean that your training is not beneficial. Excluding reasons extraneous to your plan, there can still be many reasons. The simplest training related consideration is that your training is targeting your goal, not your assessment. Consequently, improving your 6 minute time ‘today’ may not be beneficial for your marathon race in ‘x’ weeks time. Furthermore, your assessment performance has to be considered in context of your previous training. On the day of the previous assessment you may have been in a far more rested state and consequently able to perform at your best.

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Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.