Training specificity is important for improving performance. But how do you monitor your training to ensure you are meeting specific demands of your competition? There are many simple and inexpensive tools available to provide you with accurate feedback about your training and augment the feedback from your coach. Some examples include tempo trainers for cyclical sports (i.e. http://www.finisinc.com/tempo-trainer-pro) and tally counting apps on your phone (https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id957912407?mt=8).