Performance takes energy.
Peak performance takes knowing the pace for the race to use energy most effectively.
I ran a 10K run in which I was wildly excited to get started.
I came out and set my pace as closely as I could to the runners who appeared to be the best runners in the event.
Along about three miles, I was done. I was so exhausted that I decided that the smartest thing that I could do was to decide on the shortest route to my car and go home. I have since learned that I became exhausted at about the distance knowledgeable runners would have predicted.
My work day can be like that 10K run.
I can sprint and be exhausted or set a pace for the day’s requirements.
Rapidly moving from task to task can be very productive…for a short day.
Trying to sprint an entire day becomes grueling, less productive, and discouraging. Setting a pace and taking one task at a time enables me to end the day with the presence of mind to review what I have done and create the agenda for the next day.
I try to know the pace for the race each day.