Power, time, pacing, recovery, and rest. I've been sharing with my clients the purpose of these concepts and why it's important to be conscientious (as client athletes) of their intentions in each session.
The pic on top is a template for the current week of percentage of individual limit in each of our categorized programs. The pic on the bottom is a breakdown of RPE per component of a single round within an workout. The instructions were to try and make every round feel the same and stay below "80%" effort.
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is a challenging thing to "feel" accurately. Pacing comes into the learning process as a learning agent. It's important to learn how best to train not only skills, but develop understanding of metabolic zones like anaerobic and aerobic for starters. What do these "feel" like? What RPE is sustainable, and for how long? Can you feel the drop off in ability?
In our weekly program, there is intentions set forth to guide individuals to specific RPE as best as possible, and furthermore to learn from mistakes made, and the "why" behind a success of any sort.
We also take a look at the whole week in advance to see where the most "intense" training should occur. If someone can't make it in, they can at lest know what the RPE, time component, and aims are, potentially allowing them to replicate the effort remotely, even with no resources available.
It's been a wonderful season of learning, teaching, inspiring, and seeing growth before my eyes.