"Too many merely train; they have no considered plan. They aim at little consciously and wonder why they get little spectacular improvement--perhaps fail to get improvement at all! Such experiences are due to a lack in the 'intelligence department' of the athlete. He is not alerted to his needs. he wanders through his training tasks somewhat aimlessly. His is the approach of the zombie. Athletics teems with them.
Cerutty always stressed that a truly serious athlete must be a thinking athlete, one who is working his brain as well as his body.