Some things come naturally to people and this is true of me. I have been working as a planning professional for 14 years and have seen it all, from the 'back of a fag packet' to the most intricate of logic networks, optimised for most demanding of projects.

So how does this apply to training for sport? Well it the highest level is about gauging where you are now, setting a goal and identifying the steps between. Everyone is different, but at the end of the day if you can keep the training plan simple its more likely to work. I'm one for lots of detail but would also admit that the cost of upkeep can be exhausting!

It's easy to add scenarios, variations and tweaks, but the true skill is distilling something complex into core principles.

Simple does not equal Basic.