Do you have a bias in training? Do you have a bias when you are evaluating an athlete? Come on, admit it, you do and I do, we all do. It may be a concious or sub consciuos. I am clearly biased toward speed. When I evaluate an athlete the first thing I look for is speed, speed of movement and speed of thought and action. When I design training everything is subservient to my bias toward speed. That has served me well at times, but as with any bias, it has haunted me. The longer I coach the more I realize that I must guard against my bias. I must account for it and in some cases compensate for it. I must insure that training is balanced and meets the needs of the individual athlete. It is a simple proposition, admit your bias and be sure to account for it to insure optimum return from the training investment.